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Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies February 20, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — gertyrae @ 12:06 pm

Two posts in two days! It could be a record for me. But, these cookies came out so good I need to get my recipe down before I forget.

Wanted to try something different and I had a bag of Heath Toffee Bits in the pantry. No single recipe grabbed me so I opted to experiment a bit. The end result is pretty darn good, thank goodness.

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So, here goes:

ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup vegetable shortening (1 Crisco Baking Stick, had these in the pantry also)
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Heath Toffee Bits
1 1/2 cups Nestle SemiSweet Chocolate Chips

1/4 cup granulated light brown sugar for rolling

instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Using an electric stand mixer bowl, beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat on medium until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl with a spatula periodically.

Turn mixer to low and slowly add the dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits by hand until well blended. Should look something like this:

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Using a small cookie scoop, form balls of dough. Roll balls in granulated sugar and place on lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Press down with heel of hand lightly to flatten. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes or until very lightly browned on edges. Let cool for 2-5 minutes before removing from parchment. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

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Enjoy!!

special thanks to twopeadsandtheirpod.com and sweettoothsweetlife.com for the initial idea

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