Toffee Cookies

Toffee Cookies

Wednesday was my last cookie exchange of the season.  For the past 8 years, about 12 neighbors meet for coffee and nibbles, then swap cookies and go out for lunch. It is one of my favorite events of the Christmas season.  I’ve had this recipe for Toffee Cookies in my holiday recipe binder for a while, but decided they needed a little festive drizzle…first with caramel, then followed by chocolate. I am a toffee fanatic, so anything with Heath bars as an ingredient is just fine by me...and these were chewy and wonderful with the double crunch of toffee and walnuts in every bite.  The icing is totally optional…and I think I’d be happy with just a bowl of cookie dough…it’s that good!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups chopped Heath bars (Eight 1.4 ounce bars)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 16 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Read the whole recipe on That Skinny Chick Can Bake