Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It was nice having a break from cooking and baking while we were in Palm Beach. Our room did have a full kitchen, which was nice so we didn’t have to eat out all of the time. We didn’t do any major cooking though. By the end of the week I was itching to get back to my kitchen. I missed my appliances, gadgets, and oven.

After unpacking, cleaning, doing laundry, I baked cookies. Our friends were visiting from California and I wanted to make them an extra special treat. I took my chances and made up a new cookie recipe. I wanted to create a cookie with all of my favorite things: almonds, toffee, chocolate chips, and oatmeal.

I started with a basic chocolate chip oatmeal cookie base. I then added in almond extract, chopped almonds, chopped Heath bars, and chocolate chips. The cookies were loaded with goodies!

I know I baked these cookies for our friends, but of course I had to sample them, just to make sure they were safe and good enough to handout:) One bite and I was in heaven! These are my new favorite cookie! I LOVED them! The toffee melted throughout the oatmeal cookie. The almond bits and chocolate chips bulked up the cookies in the most perfect way.

I am glad I wrapped these cookies up and gave them away. I know if they were sitting on the counter I would not be able to resist. They are that good!

Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

(Printable Recipe)

ยฝ c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1 1/4 c. flour
1 1/4 c. oats-not quick oats
Chocolate chips-3/4 cup

2 Heath bars-chopped

Almonds, chopped-about ยพ cup

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Combine butter and sugar in your mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. On low, add in egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat until combined.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, Heath, and almonds. The dough should be nice and thick, with chunks of goodness

Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with Silpats or parchment. Bake for 10-12 minutes! Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and indulge!


I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Sadly, WHole wheat flour does not work well with chocolate chip cookies, there are some things not meant to be changed and this is one. I love them with oats the way you have made it.

  2. Oh no, I am in trouble with these. I love toffee and almonds, so of course I have to make them. Visiting your site is really bad for my diet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ok, these cookies were AMAZING. Like, just aMAZEing. And I say "like" because I'm from california. Ha.

    Here's my review:

    There is simply nothing greater than visiting a friend who has developed a food blog with so many posts dedicated to baking. It's like a guaranteed party in a box! I was extremely pleased to spy a cutely packaged bag of cookies on the kitchen counter during our visit and kept my fingers crossed the entire time, hoping that they were specifically set out for me. Boy, was I stoked to find out they were! I say "stoked" a lot because I'm from california.

    There is really nothing better in THIS WORLD than crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-and-melty-on-the-inside stack of cookies. The toffee bits melted directly into the oats, the combo of chocolate chips and chocolate outside of the toffee bar led to a magical meld of goodness in my mouth. Add in crunchy almond bits and the sweetness of almond extract? TERRIFIC.

    And although food allergies are not usually cause for celebration, the guy who accompanied me during the visit is deathly allergic to tree nuts. The whole stack was mine, mine, ALL MINE!! Bwaahaahaha.

    I definitely returned back to california with ZERO cookies. C'mon, I had a full day of vacation left AND was delayed at the airport for a couple of hours. They were heavenly and AWESOME. And I say "awesome" a lot because I am.

    Thanks again, guys!


  4. Sounds like you had a good break. What terrific looking cookies – I could use a couple right now with my afternoon coffee.

  5. Ooh, I love that last pic! These look and sound delicious. What I wouldn't do for one of those right now.

    Come on over, I made a recipe inspired by you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. wow!!!!!! toffee…thts new to me although i did try brownies with toffee once…our likes quite match…lol…i like almonds, toffee, oats, chocolate too….;p

  7. Cute packaging! The cookies look deeee-lish.

    I am the same – always happy to be back home cooking after a vacation.

  8. I'm counting 6 cookies in that (very cute)package and I know you ate one cookie. That is 7 cookies. I have a pretty good feeling that recipe made more then 7 cookies. Where is the rest of the cookies??? Awe…Are you sending them to me???
    I also saw on twitter that its hard for you to gain weight. Honey, I got that handled for ya. I'm an expert in this field. Just come stay with me for a while and I can fix ya up. Guaranteed!

  9. Megan-You are right the batch made more than 7 cookies. Before I added in the almonds, I baked off some for Josh. We also bagged up some cookies for our other friends who took us to the airport. I promise I didn't eat them all:)

  10. Great creation! Love all the things you tossed in! I'm totally itching to cook and bake too after having last week off! I made bread monday night, and then biscotti and granola last night lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. This is why I love cookies – not only are they portable and easy to make, but they are like a blank canvas just waiting for goodies to be thrown at them. Love this combo!

  12. The combination sounds so terrific and I love the way they look in their neat little package. The texture on these must be great.

  13. that's it… I am moving to Utah ๐Ÿ™‚ These look absolutely delicious… although I'm with your hubby on the no almonds. These would be perfect for me for breakfast this morning… haha

  14. Hi,
    It's Lincoln's sister, Lyssa. I'm wondering how you resist eating all this delicious food? I've tried a few of your recipes and always love them. Thanks for a fun, informative, useful blog!

  15. Lyssa-Great to hear from you! Don't worry I do eat what we make, I promise! I just don't eat it all:) I am glad you liked the recipes you have tried!

  16. Ooooh! These look incredible, Maria! You make lots of amazing cookies, so if these are your new favorite, I know that I'd better try them!

  17. I've done a similar one, well, I guess it just had chocolate and almonds, but I loved them. You've just added another dimension with the oats and toffee! Yum-o!

  18. clearly, all you had to say was "heath" and i was on board. that's one of the finest candy bars ever made. question: what in the world is the difference between heath and skor?

  19. They look THAT good. I'd love these w/ the added almonds and toffee- my two fave things to incorporate into baked goods!

  20. Next time let me know because I will give you my shipping address ๐Ÿ™‚ I was drooling and then you mentioned heath bars and woo hoo!!!!

    Nicely done!

  21. Maria, lets see how those big boys travel! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job, those are all flavors/ingredients that I love, too!

  22. These were great! My new favorite. I will be making these again and again. Thanks! I am so glad I found your blog!

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  24. These are the BEST! My husband and his whole bible study group raved about them. The only problem is they only make about 2 dozen ๐Ÿ™‚

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