Chocolate Toffee Cookies

It is hot in Utah. The other day it was 102 degrees outside and of course that was a day I wanted to bake. I try not to turn on the oven when it is roasting outside, but I came across a recipe for Chocolate Toffee cookies and immediately turned on the oven.


If you are a chocolate lover, these are the cookies for you. They are super rich! They remind me of brownies, but in cookie form. The toffee melts in with the chocolate and adds extra goodness to these cookies. Make sure you have a cold glass of milk nearby; you will want a few swigs after downing a couple of these chocolaty gems.


The house may have been a sauna, but oh well. These cookies were worth the heat!



As most of you know we have been participating in She’s Becoming Doughmesstic’s Penny Pinching Pantry Raid Challenge. The goal was to only spend $100 on food for 4 weeks in July-that included groceries and eating out. Yesterday was the last day and WE DID IT! We passed with flying colors too. We only spent $26.34 on food for the entire month!


So how did we do it? We didn’t starve, I promise! We love food and eating good food. We used what we already had in our pantry, fridge, and freezer. Some days we had to be creative to come up with a tasty meal, but it was fun. I did continue to buy milk and produce, but that was about it. Luckily, I had milk coupons and found great deals on produce.


My dad and Josh’s mom came to visit and they both spoiled us a bit. They treated us to a meal out and purchased some groceries for us. Some of you may consider this cheating, but I promise we didn’t beg them to and they do this all of the time when they visit. We have great parents:)


We had extra mouths to feed this month. Besides my dad and Josh’s mom, our friends from Colorado stayed with us for a weekend, with their five kids. Our family friends from California also came to visit. Friends and Josh’s brother joined us for a couple of meals during the month. We love entertaining and I wasn’t going to let the food challenge change that.


We made sure we had plenty of food for our guests-we made them special breakfasts-whole wheat waffles, pancakes, banana bread, etc. We grilled out a lot-using the chicken and fish we had in the freezer. We made homemade pizza, baked our own bread, created new pasta dishes, salads, and sandwiches. We actually did a lot of cooking. I didn’t stop baking either. We had to offer sweet treats to our guests:) I just used the ingredients I had on hand.


Eating out wasn’t too much of a temptation. I always pack our lunches for work and we usually make dinner at home. I know Josh wanted to eat out a couple of times and I had to put my foot down, but he really was a good sport.


All said and done, I think we did a good job. I don’t know if I will stick to a $100 food budget every month, but I certainly will try.



Chocolate Toffee Rounds

Recipe from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion


(Printable Recipes)


8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
2 TBS unsalted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup toffee bits ( I used chopped up Heath bars)
1 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease (or line with parchment paper) two baking sheets.

In the microwave or in a saucepan over very low heat melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring until smooth. Set the mixture aside to cool to lukewarm.


In a medium-sized bowl, beat together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the melted chocolate, then stir in the flour, toffee bits, and chocolate chips.


Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes or until the tops are cracked and dry, but the cookies are still soft to the touch. Don’t overbake these; they’ll become firm as they cool.


Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.

Maria Lichty

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. I am so glad you posted this recipe – I have been dreaming about what these cookies would taste like!

    Thank you!!

    Tania

  2. Yayyyyy for cookies 🙂 They always make the week just a little bit better. I bet the chocolate/toffee combo in these is just perfection. I have so many of your cookie recipes lined up to make…I'm not sure I'll ever get through them!

  3. these look so nice and delicious! I ve just got some toffees which I d like to use. I ll try these cookies. yummy. Hope I don t eat them all by myself 🙂

  4. The cookies look great!
    And congratulations on your pantry budget challenge. My only fear would be having to spend hundreds at the end of the month replacing what we used up!

  5. $100 for a whole month? I think my husband spends more than that on beer alone! LOL

    The cookies look fantastic! and YES I'm a total chocolate lover so I'll have to make these so I can have 1 or 2 or 10 and then bring the rest to work so I don't eat them all!

  6. Your cookies look tasty – I love brownies, so rich chocolate cookies sound perfect!

    You did an amazing job with the challenge… It's absolutely amazing that you only spent $26!

  7. i'd say these must've been phenomenal if it was worthy heating your kitchen up like that! they look tremendous. 🙂

  8. Wow, you sure do make a lot of cookies! lol. Chocolate and toffee are a great combo.

    Congrats on making it through the pantry raid!! You passed with flying colors too.

  9. Those look fabulous!!

    Congrats on only spending twenty some dollars, that's awesome! It's amazing how far what you have really goes, isn't it??

    Your parents sound like ours … they like to spoil us too … we're blessed!

  10. Yipes! Just over $3 a day is something I should strive for while I'm young, eh? 🙂 Congratulations!
    Brownie in cookie form? Sign me up! 😀

  11. Kudos on the challenge! Those cookies though – eek, what a temptation they'd be! I adore Heath bars 🙂

  12. Congratulations!! Sticking to that food budget for a whole month is an amazing accomplishment – an inspiration! And those cookies are yummy!

  13. Wow, I'm so impressed! I've tried to do these sorts of challenges and then end up failing miserably. I should try it again when my husband has a lot of travel scheduled for the month.

    These cookies look amazing (says fellow toffee lover!)

  14. Your cookies look awesome. I LOVE toffee. I'd bake a batch right now if I wasn't packing to leave again. Great job on the pantry raid. I would have never came in under budget like you did. I'm very impressed!

  15. Wow, that's impressive with your grocery spending!!!

    That's one area where I wish I could save more money.

    Although there have been times when unexpected bills came up, or a car broke down and I've had to come up with creative dishes from what we had. I think if I had a bag of flour, some sugar and eggs we could live on that for a while. I made home made pancakes, homemade muffins, ate out of our freezer, and it all works out. I'm even more impressed that you did that when you had guests. I think sometimes when we entertain we go way overboard because you want to please everyone, and I think people enjoy what you make anyway.

    Great job! And my kids are going to love these cookies!

  16. Congrats on keeping the budget, every time I went to the store this month I thought about you and the challenge and was like MAN I spend a ton at the grocery store.. BOO

  17. I'm very impressed by all of you who did that pantry challenge. I dunno if I could do it. These are great cookies! I've made them several times and they are always a big hit.

  18. i hear you about the hot @ss kitchen! i will have to turn it on soon as i have been wanting to make a sour cherry pie 🙂 congrats on the july spending–i need to try to be better about using what i have!

  19. Maria I am SO SO impressed with the monthly grocery budget goal and triumph!!!!! WOuld you mind perhaps giving a run down of what things you bought, etc. I have been trying for so long to kick out grocery bill down, my hubbs is a big eater though for sure!

    These cookies cookies look SOOOO good!!!! I love how you described them! mmmmmm 🙂

  20. Wonderful looking cookie! I can't believe that is all you spent for the month, you must have had ALOT in your freezer! I have $100 (grocery budget) to last until payday, 10 days and I am biting my nails that I make it. But there are 5 of us! It does make us clever to do these these type of challenges, so are you going out for lobster and caviar now!!

  21. I made these cookies, but with only 1/4 c flour the dough did not seem like cookie dough. Was that a type O or is the dough supposed to be like brownie dough. I added more flour and then they did not turn out like your picture. What did I do wrong?

  22. Wow, just north of $25?! That's amazing! My husband and I are doing a similar experiment where we're trying to eat as much from our garden and pantry as possible this month. So far I've purchased eggs and that's it! (You can see how successful we are at the end of the month at progressivepioneer.com).

  23. Gaengy-I only added 1/4 cup flour, the dough is more like a brownie batter. Sorry you had troubles. Maybe try chilling the dough before baking it?

  24. Thanks for answering…I will give them another try! I loved the necterine and plum cake! I made mine with necterine, blueberries and raspberries! Thanks for the great recipes!

  25. Oh yumm…I have to know what you use for the backgrounds of your pictures. Is it scrapbook paper or what? Thanks! I love your blog 🙂

  26. The combination of chocolate and toffee is one of my favorites. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  27. Did anyone ever really try making these cookies?! Well I did. Despite the recipe only called for 1/4c flour and 2TBS butter (to melt with chocolate) but still followed the recipe to the ‘T’. And you know what I got, a very liquid, almost fudge-like consistency..how in the world do you “drop the dough”. It wasn’t nearly dough-like. I had high hopes for this recipe – it being the first I tried from this site, but it will definitely be my last. Presentation and photos are beautiful. Everyone had such positive comments, but nothing about actually making it. What a disappointment. My ingredients wasted.

    1. My thoughts exactly. I found a similar recipe, and it says to cool for 45 minutes. My dough is inn the fridge and I hope this works. 

  28. Ev, I am so glad you posted this. A 1/4 of flour didnt seem right but I tried it as you did and all i got was liquid. i’m glad i didnt waste my toffee or choc chips. please fix this recipe. the pictures look great

    1. I got the recipe from King Arthur Flour. I double checked their recipe and it is only 1/4 cup of flour. They turned out great for us! Sorry you had trouble.

  29. Hi there! I really want to try these cookies so I have a few questions: what’s the yield of the recipe? and would it be better to refrigerate the dough before baking?
    thank you!

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