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Thick Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies

by on March 25, 2012 · 12 comments

In honor of the fact Mad Men starts tonight, I’ll probably bake something with whiskey. Until I figure out what, here’s a great chocolate chip cookie recipe from yesterday. I can’t wait to eat one again today!

thick chocolate chip cookies with toffee

These cookies are thick, bumpy, chewy on the inside, crunchy on the outside and made with a not-too-rich dough which is perfect for stuffing with chocolate and nuts. I used chocolate chips, but I think this dough would be great with chunks of actual chocolate.The reason this recipe caught my eye (even though I changed it quite a bit) was the tablespoon of instant coffee creamer. The original version used plain, but I used Belgian Toffee flavor which added toffee flavor to the cookies. The browned butter also added a lot of the flavor. What I did not add, but plan to add today, is chunks of Heath bar.

chocolate chip cookies

Here’s the recipe. Ideally, the dough should be chilled overnight, but the ones in the photo were baked about 3 hours after mixing and tasted great. I’ll bet the ones I bake today will be even better!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Thick Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies
 
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Big, thick, chewy, chocolate chip cookies with chunks of toffee
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown usgar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 cups (9 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Belgian Chocolate Toffee flavored non-dairy creamer powder**
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups extra dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped toffee bar (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium until it melts and starts to turn brown.
  2. While the butter is melting, put all three sugars in a mixing bowl. Pour the hot, melted, browned butter over the sugars and stir until mixed. Let cool slightly, then add the vanilla extract. If mixture is still very warm, let it cool down just a bit, then add the egg and egg yolk. Beat with an electric mixer for about two minutes.
  3. Mix the flour, non-dairy creamer, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
  4. With a spoon, stir the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. At this point, the dough should still be slightly warm, so let it cool down so that it’s not so warm that it will melt the chocolate chips. Add the chocolate chips and nuts and stir well. Chill the dough overnight or until ready to bake ( Note: You can chill it for a shorter time, but the texture of the cookies improves if you chill the dough overnight. I usually bake a couple cookies a few hours later, then bake the rest the next day.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have ready a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  6. Divide cookies into quarter cup size balls of dough. Arrange 4 inches apart on cookie sheets, press down slightly so that the tops are flat, then bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes then transfer to wire racks.
Notes
**Plain nondairy creamer also works, or use a different flavor.

 

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Published on March 25, 2012

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

CindyD March 25, 2012 at 9:22 am

These look wonderful! Do you use cane or beet brown sugar?

Anna March 25, 2012 at 10:13 am

Plain old light and dark brown sugar.

Cookie Sleuth March 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I have never seen toffee coffee creamer! Neat!

Katrina March 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Mmm, those look good. I like ‘em thick. ;) So those coffee creamers are good for something? jk I already assumed they are pretty tasty.

Gloria March 25, 2012 at 7:45 pm

These look perfect! I like the browned butter idea!

d March 25, 2012 at 10:38 pm

These look great! Might have to give these a try later this week. Love anything with browned butter!!!

Fallon March 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm

I wish I could have a bite of this cookie right now. Now that is what I call a cookie! Can’t wait to try these out.

Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies March 26, 2012 at 12:07 am

Just when I think I’ve finished trying chocolate chip cookie recipes, I see this. My oven unfortunately always turns my chocolate chip cookies into flat little pancakes, but I think if I make these into bars, I’ll definitely get the thick chewy goodness.

Jules March 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm

What can I sub for the non-dairy creamer? Would malt powder work?

C L May 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I made a double batch of these yummy treasures for a potluck my sweetheart-husband and I went to today. The teens and adults raved about them! The caramel undertones really stand out in this recipe and that is what makes these cookies special, along with the substanialness (denseness or thickness?). The 10-and-unders seem to be fonder of CCCs with more white sugar in the base dough. I will definitely make these again…these are amazing! :)

C L May 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Ooops, meant “substantialness.” The brain got ahead of the fingers. LOL ;)

Anna May 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Cool!! Thanks for the review.

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