Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

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On the 4th of July, our neighbors invited us on their family hike to Willow Lake. Every year they go on the same hike to celebrate the 4th.  We were thrilled when they invited us to join them. It isn’t a long hike, but a beautiful one. They told us we didn’t need to bring anything, but I baked pie plate chocolate chip toffee cookies to share with the group.

We had perfect weather for the hike-clear blue skies, sunshine, and a nice cool breeze. The Utah mountains are abnormally green this summer. We passed through meadows of lush green plants and trees. There were also bursts of color from various wildflowers growing along the hiking trail. It was nice to soak in mother nature’s tremendous beauty.

When we passed the lake, we found a nice little spot to have a picnic lunch. We brought fruit, sandwiches, crackers and hummus, the usual picnic fare, but our friends made hot mac n’ cheese and noodles with their camping cooking equipment. I was impressed. Who said you couldn’t have a hot meal on top of a mountain? I don’t camp, so I guess I’m not aware of the possibilities:) When we finished eating lunch, I passed around the pie plate chocolate chip toffee cookies. Everyone grabbed one with a smile.

These pie plate cookies are simple to make. The cookie dough gets pressed into a pie plate, you don’t have to bother scooping out individual cookies. I cut the cookies into wedges and packed them in a tupperware for our hike. They travel well and everyone loves chocolate chip and toffee-especially in cookie form. These pie plate cookies were the perfect sweet ending to our hike.

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Pie Plate Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

Servings
10

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits or chopped up Heath bars
  • Additional toffee bits or Heath chunks for topping

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk until blended. Set aside.
  3. 3. In the bowl of a standard mixer, add the butter and brown sugar. Beat with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla extract, beat until blended.
  4. 4. On low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix just until the flour is incorporated. Add the chocolate chips and toffee. Mix until just combined.
  5. 5. Scrape the dough into the prepared pie plate. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle additional toffee over the dough.
  6. 6. Bake for 27-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool.
  7. 7. Cut cookies into wedges and serve warm or at room temperature.
  8. *Note-feel free to try other mix ins-butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, M&M's etc. These pie plate cookies are also great with ice cream.

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Maria

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. What a great, easy recipe! You could make a great cookie cake out of these too but just adding a little frosting message on top. The hike sounds like fun. I love hiking &camping. We haven’t gone in a while.

  2. I need to hike in the SLC area. I just love Utah hiking. These would be such a treat in the beautiful outdoors. This recipe looks yummy.

    …I’m headed over to vote right now!

  3. This looks great! I love the idea of making cookies and not having to scoop them out, this is so much simpler. I’ll definitely be trying these.

  4. That is one of my favorite cookie recipes, except I press mine into a tart pan w/ a removable bottom. Never put the toffee in there either, just have done good old fashion chocolate chip.

    Sounds like a wonderful hike. My husband and I used to hike in various areas around SE Idaho and N/NE Utah every weather permitting weekend. Logan Canyon is our favorite hike.

    Not only do I love reading your because of the food, I also enjoy hearing about the goings on, weather, etc. in that neck of the woods. So, thank you! I miss it so!

    Off to vote!

  5. the pie aspect is fun, but it’s the presence of those amazing toffee pieces that grabs me and won’t let go. good stuff, maria. 🙂

  6. This pie looks wonderful! I love cookies so a cookie pie sounds delicious. I’m sure even better with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Great post Maria!

  7. Willow Lake is an amazing place. How fun to go with friends and enjoy the holiday. Your pie looks wonderful, as usual. Good luck with the award, I keep voting 🙂

  8. Pie plate cookies are always the best. You felt like you were getting away with something as a kid, since the slice seemed so much bigger than a cookie 🙂 I love your recipe. I can’t wait to try it with the monkeys.

  9. Making these for my sisters birthday treat today! Thanks for all your great ideas! Hope you and the Wee Pea are doing well! I’m so excited for you both! 🙂

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