Toffee Cookies

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Toffee Cookies are a traditional butter refrigerator cookie that is easy to make but offers a superior flavor, crunch and texture that creates the perfect bite.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
cooling time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 24 minutes

Toffee Cookies are a traditional butter refrigerator cookie that is easy to make but offers a superior flavor, crunch and texture that creates the perfect bite.

Toffee cookies in a pile on a white plate with a gingerbread mug in the background

This Toffee Cookie starts with an easy to make, store and bake icebox cookie dough. When you add the crunchy, buttery toffee bits, it elevates this cookie to something special.

These cookies start with a base cookie dough that can be turned into several types of cookies including sugar refrigerator cookies, pistachio cookies and peppermint cookies.

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Ever wonder about the origins of toffee, some believe the word was created as a derivative of taffy, find out more here. This cookie is a favorite because it has the perfect buttery taste and crunchy texture.

  • Quick: This dough can be made in minutes and stored in the fridge or freezer whenever you want hot fresh cookies.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Who doesn’t love a crispy, buttery cookie with a cup of steaming hot chocolate?..
  • Makes Great Gifts: Great for cookie trays, gifts and family get togethers.
Toffee cookies in a pile on a white plate

What You Need to Make this Toffee Bits Cookies

Ingredients

Equipment

How to Make Toffee Cookies- Step by Step

Step by step instructions for making toffee cookies
  • Mix: First, with the paddle attachment of a stand mixer cream butter until light and fluffy and then add in brown sugar and white sugar and continue to mix until well incorporated and next add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until well blended.
  • Whisk: Second, in a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt and then gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture mixing after each addition until all the flour is incorporated.
step by step instructions for making toffee cookies
  • Chill: Lay out wax paper and dough roll into a long shape with a diameter of about 2 inches and then wrap the dough in the wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Line: When ready, preheat the oven to 350, line a baking sheet with parchment and slice the cookie dough into 1/4 to 1/2 inch slices.
  • Bake: Then bake for 10-14 minutes or until they are a very lightly golden brown around the edge and appear dry in the center.Cool: Finally, allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Common Questions About Toffee Cookies

HOW DO I STORE [RECIPE]

CAN I SUBSTITUTE CHOPPED TOFFEE BARS FOR TOFFEE BITS?

Of, course, chop up your own chocolate toffee bars and add them to your cookies if the toffee bits are not available.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the recipe to make the amount that you require for your family.

RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Yes, that is the point. Freeze the toffee cookie dough or baked cookies in an airtight freezer bag or container for up to three months.

MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

They do need to be made at least an hour ahead of time to set up. Then bake.

WHAT OTHER COOKIE CAN YOU MAKE WITH THIS REFRIGERATOR COOKIE DOUGH?

>Sugar
>Pistachio cookies
>Peppermint Cookies

Toffee cookies in a pile on a white plate with a gingerbread mug in the background

Expert Tips for Making English Toffee Cookies

  • Add Nuts: Chopped walnuts or pecans are wonderful in these refrigerator cookies.
  • Chocolate: Drizzle on top, add chips or dip in chocolate to elevate these cookies to the next level.
  • Variation tip: Brown Butter will enhance the flavor of this cookie as well.
  • Make them all: You can make a whole cookie tray with this one refrigerator cookie dough, make sugar, peppermint, pistachio and toffee cookies.

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Toffee Cookies

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Toffee Cookies are a traditional butter refrigerator cookie that is easy to make but offers a superior flavor, crunch and texture that creates the perfect bite.
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Servings: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Heath Toffee Bits

Instructions

  • With the paddle attachment of a stand mixer cream butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add in brown sugar and white sugar and continue to mix until well incorporated.
  • Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until well blended.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture mixing after each addition until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Add in toffee bits and mix gently on low.
  • Lay out a piece of wax paper on a flat surface. Scoop the dough into the center of the wax paper. Use the wax paper to help roll the dough into a long shape with a diameter of about 2 inches.
  • Wrap the dough in the wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • To bake-
  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Slice the cookie dough into ¼- ½ inch slices.
  • Place dough slices on prepared cookie sheet a couple of inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes or until they are a very lightly golden brown around the edge and appear dry in the center.
  • Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheet before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Nuts: Chopped walnuts or pecans are wonderful in these refrigerator cookies.
  • Chocolate: Drizzle on top, add chips or dip in chocolate to elevate these cookies to the next level.
  • Variation tip: Brown Butter will enhance the flavor of this cookie as well.
  • Make them all: You can make a whole cookie tray with this one refrigerator cookie dough, make sugar, peppermint, pistachio and toffee cookies.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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