Heath Bar Toffee Cookies

toffee cookies

Yesterday was such a busy day! Well, I wasn’t really busy, but everyone around me was. I had dinner with my boyfriend’s parents (for the first time!) and it was not as scary as I thought it would be…most likely due to his awesome sister in law and her cute little pups! So this lady is pregnant and has a sweet tooth,which makes an awesome combination to her brother in law’s super cool girlfriend who loves to bake. Usually she volunteers(okay…so I may or may not force bake goods into her hand on a weekly basis) to be a taste-tester to my recipes. This week I switched it up and had her choose what I was going to bake. And she chose something I absolutely love, toffee cookies!  So I decided on a simple cookie recipe with toffee bits folded into it.

I hope you enjoy!

Heath Bar Toffee Cookies

yields about 3 dozen cookie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 oz toffee bits

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a cookie sheet

1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl

2. Cream butter in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment or hand mixer

  • add sugars and beat until light and fluffy
  • add eggs one at a time, making sure to mix well after each addition
  • add vanilla
  • add in flour mixture and mix until combined

3. Using a rubber spatula, fold the dough together to make sure the ingredients are fully combined

4. Fold in toffee bits

5. Let dough chill in the fridge for about 30-45 minutes

6. Place teaspoon sized dollops on the prepared cookie sheet and cook for 14-16 minutes

  • allow to cookies to cool on pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack

Enjoy, and have fun baking!

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

peanut butter bacon cookies

Ok, So I maybe felt a little bad about not saving any bread for my coworkers and so I maybe decided to make something else to brighten up their day. Well..on Friday at our team meeting, we obviously started to discuss my baking and what needs to be done. My manager was all for peanut butter cookies with hershey kisses on top. That sounded good, but maybe some other time. We then started to discuss bacon. And oh my…Ron Swanson would be proud of this recipe I found on Joy’s blog. Peanut butter bacon cookies AND they are flourless?!? How much win can there be in 1 cookie?

The only downfall I can see is that due to the lack of flour and butter it crumbles relatively easily. But trust me when I say it doesn’t last long enough for you to want to complain!

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Yields about 15 cookies

Ingrediants

  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 slices of bacon, cooked, cooled and diced

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 °F and prepare a cookie sheet

2. In your stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the peanut butter and sugars

  • add the egg and baking soda and mix for an addition 2 minutes

3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and use a fork to create a criss-cross pattern on each cookie

4. Bake for 10 minutes, let stand for 3 before transferring to an airtight container