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Chocolate Chip Almond Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Toffee Cookies

My cookie fast is officially over and I blame my friend Rachael. She was visiting Utah for the holidays and brought me a large tin of her famous chocolate almond toffee. My first reaction was to run and hide the toffee so I wouldn’t have to share, but then I remembered Josh is allergic to nuts so I didn’t have to share:) After indulging in a few pieces of toffee I decided to stop myself before I finished off the entire tin. The toffee kept staring me down though, I couldn’t just let it sit there. I had to put it to good use, so I baked chocolate chip almond toffee cookies.

I added almond paste in the dough to give the cookies an extra kick of almond flavor. It went perfectly with the chunks of chocolate almond toffee. I also added in chocolate chips, because you can never too much chocolate in a cookie. Some of the toffee pieces melted throughout the cookie, creating a buttery stream of goodness. These cookies are perfect in my book. I give them an A++.

Eating a batch of cookies is so much better for you than eating a tin of toffee, right? Please say yes:) Just kidding, since Josh couldn’t taste these cookies, poor guy, I shared them with our friends. They all loved the cookies and I think you will too.

Thanks Rachael for inspiring me to make these cookies! Any toffee will work for this recipe, but I highly suggest you make Rachael’s recipe-it’s the best!

Chocolate Chip Almond Toffee Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 ounces almond paste
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped toffee
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together with the beater blade for about two minutes. Add the almond paste in pieces and mix until well combined. Add in eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients slowly mix until dry ingredients disappear. Stir in toffee and chocolate chips. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet with a medium cookie scoop. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are golden brown around the outside. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

*Note-if you don't have homemade toffee, you can use chopped up Heath or Skor bars.

If you like these chocolate chip almond toffee cookies, you might also like:

Chocolate Toffee Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Drizzled Toffee-Chocolate Chip Cookies from Recipe Girl
Heath Oatmeal Toffee Cookies from Food Librarian
Toffee Crunch Cookies from Picky Palate

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94 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Almond Toffee Cookies”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — January 12, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    There is never a wrong time for cookies!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — January 12, 2011 @ 5:10 am

    Oh Maria, these look AMAZING! Toffee is my favorite :)

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    Nisrine| Dinners & Dreams — January 12, 2011 @ 5:20 am

    The cookies sound and look delicious. I lobve toffee!

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    Putting almond paste in the dough is a great idea, it must really complement the toffee chips in the cookies.

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    Blog is the New Black — January 12, 2011 @ 6:04 am

    I just saw another post using toffee and commented on how underused it is! I am def making these!

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    Traci — January 12, 2011 @ 6:08 am

    Do you get your almond paste from Williams Sonoma or is there somewhere else that you can get it from?

    • twopeas replied: — January 12th, 2011 @ 6:42 am

      I got the almond paste at Whole Foods. I think most grocery stores carry it. Look in the baking aisle.

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    Heather (heather's dish) — January 12, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    cookie queen strikes again! maria, you seriously make the best cookies…i have to hide when i’m reading your blog or else my hubby comes in asking me to make it all all the time :)

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    These look delicious, and I love the use of almond paste in them! I love any type of cookie that has toffee in it, so I will most definitely be making these soon.

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    HoneyB — January 12, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    Sounds like an awesome cookie! I love the almond paste in the dough….YUM!

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    Jenny Flake — January 12, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    LOVE these flavors in cookies, YUM!!

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    Marly — January 12, 2011 @ 7:16 am

    I feel like a 3-year old about to have a tantrum. I want one of these NOW!!! They look SO good!

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    fooddreamer — January 12, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    Hello, yumminess! Enough to break any cookie-fast!

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    Amanda — January 12, 2011 @ 7:19 am

    I LOVELOVELOVE almond flavor, and it seems that in this recipe it would be especially amazing!!! Great job! I cant wait to try them!

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    Darla @ Bakingdom — January 12, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Ooooo! For years, I was convinced that I hated almonds and almond flavor. I’m not really sure where that belief came from, but I busted the myth a few years ago, and I absolutely love almonds now! And the hubster is a huge toffee nut…I have a feeling these will be a big hit for us! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks!

    • twopeas replied: — January 12th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

      Almonds are my favorite nut. Glad you came around. Enjoy the cookies!

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 12, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    These looks sinfully amazing!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — January 12, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    I’ve never worked with almond paste before! I am totally back on the cookie bandwagon…. well I want to be, but my pants are still fighting with me.

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    Chris — January 12, 2011 @ 7:27 am

    Yum! Love almond paste in cookies! I have a tub of it…need to break into it to make these….:)

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    Tracy — January 12, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    They look delicious! Unfortunately I’m with Josh and can’t enjoy them!

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    Kelley {mountain mama cooks} — January 12, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    You might have outdone yourself– these look incredible!

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    Rosa — January 12, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    Those must be addictive! Lovely.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    allison [Haute Box] — January 12, 2011 @ 8:00 am

    I wish I could dip these in cold milk. I love re-purposing too….in this case your yummy toffee!

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    Cassandra — January 12, 2011 @ 8:01 am

    These look so yummy!

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    DessertForTwo — January 12, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    Whew. I’m so glad we’re back to cookie recipes! I was starting to think someone kidnapped you :)

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    Susan — January 12, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Poor Josh and those nut allergies. These cookies look so awesome – and it’s so sad (hehe) that you can’t share them. :)

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    Amy W — January 12, 2011 @ 8:12 am

    That’s funny that you were on a cookie fast because I decided that this was the year of the cookie! This sounds simply delish!

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    Amy | She Wears Many Hats — January 12, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Oh man, these look incredible. Love the combo – almonds and toffee are the perfect marriage.

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    Nancy@acommunaltable — January 12, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    I am always looking for new cookies for work and these will be perfect!!! May have to use the heath chips though – If I make Rachael’s toffee I don’t think I could bring myself to adding it to cookies!!

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — January 12, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I’m glad your cookie break is over! I like toffee but don’t LOVE it, if you know what I mean, so I actually think slipping it into cookies would be very enjoyable. :)

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    Deborah — January 12, 2011 @ 8:40 am

    I don’t know if the toffee would have lasted long enough to make it into the cookies – I LOVE toffee!! But I bet the cookies are even better!

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    susan — January 12, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    You are a baking machine! It must be the new kitchen…hard to walk away from it! I love anything with toffee in it. It is my most favorite candy (aside from caramel)!

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    Kristen — January 12, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Funny – I put up toffee cookies last night :) Great minds think alike. Of course, my blog is down right now so so much for that :)

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    Joanne — January 12, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    I would totally rationalize with myself that eating cookies is better than eating toffee straight up. Especially when the cookies were this good!

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    Cookin' Canuck — January 12, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Rachael’s toffee is to-die-for and would make a fabulous cookie. Great idea, Maria!

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    I love the combination of chocolate and toffee, but oddly, I’ve never baked with both at once. These cookies look like a delicious chance to try! Thanks for the recipe, Maria.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — January 12, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Of course I think these look delicious since I love that toffee- chocolate combo too! Almond paste is a plus!

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    Melissa — January 12, 2011 @ 11:16 am

    I have to stop looking at your cookie recipes. you guys have the best ones and then all i want to do is make cookies and eat them!
    Love the idea of the almost paste.

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    Shaina — January 12, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    I love toffee, so I’ll definitely have to try adding it. The almond paste addition sounds fantastic, too!

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    Sarah — January 12, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I was beginning to worry about you – no cookies for awhile :) I have some leftover macadamia nut toffees here… maybe I will use those and make these cookies!

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    My husband would LOVE these, and I love the idea of adding almond paste! Totally trying this someday.

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — January 12, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    These toffee cookies look great Maria! Glad to hear your cookie fast is over;)

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