Chocolate Toffee Cookies

by Jamie on January 17, 2012

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Last week I was at the market and heading to the checkout when a bin of holiday baking items on $1 clearance happened to jump in my path. Jackpot! The top of the bin was full of different varieties of chocolate chips which of course I purchased in excess, including Heath Toffee Bits – double jackpot!

At least, I thought so, until I got home. I slid open my pantry drawer and realized that I already have a pretty impressive stash of Heath Toffee Bits bordering on excessive. So instead of stuffing the new bags into the overflowing drawer, I left them on the counter as a reminder to bake something.

I don’t know how it slipped my mind that Brian is obsessive about keeping the counter tops clean. Within about 2 hours, he was questioning the massive mountain of toffee goodness taking over the counter top. I decided to appease both his OCD tendencies and his chocolate craving by whipping up Chocolate Toffee Cookies.

Let’s face it. I also didn’t want him to see the amount of chocolate chips and toffee bits hiding behind the closed pantry doors as he searched for a spot to put the counter top offenders. Chocolate Toffee Cookies to the rescue, two-fold!

These chocolate cookies are pillowy soft. The addition of velvety ganache and buttery Heath Toffee Bits adds just the right amount of texture and richness.

Need to sway your honey from that quickly-increasing mound of laundry or the trash bag you forgot to take out? Bake these cookies and make time to enjoy them together. The housework can wait – especially for chocolate and toffee goodness.

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Chocolate Toffee Cookies

January 17th, 2012

Yield: about 30 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes plus chilling time

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

For the Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Ganache

1 tablespoon light corn syrup
3 ounces heavy cream
6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For Topping

1 cup Heath Toffee Bits

Directions:

To Make the Cookies

1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
2. Add in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and mix well to combine.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, and whisk until incorporated. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar, mixing on low until fully mixed.
4. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 2 hours. This will make the dough easier to handle.
5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
6. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place dough balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

To Make the Ganache

1. Once cookies are cooled, prepare the ganache. In a small saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the corn syrup and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer and add the chocolate. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Allow the ganache to cool for about 5 minutes before topping the cookies

To Top the Cookies

1. Top each cookie with a teaspoon full of ganache, spreading it around to create an even layer. Sprinkle each cookie with Heath Toffee Bits

Notes:

- You may have a little ganache recipe left over depending on how much you choose to top your cookies with.

Storage

- The Chocolate Toffee Cookies are best served the day that they are made. Store cookies in a single layer within an airtight container.

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Mary @ Bake Break January 17, 2012 at 9:18 pm

Oh my gosh! These look AMAZING! I want some right now!! Beautiful pictures, too!

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avatar Living The Sweet Life January 17, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I want to swim in that chocolate Ganache!! I’m totally craving this chocolatey goodness right about now :) awesome recipe!!

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avatar Liz @ Blog is the New Black January 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Love! These look wonderful!

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avatar Sylvia @ My lovely Bites January 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Ohh ganache topped cookies, I have been craving chocolate like crazy this wek and this is not helping:it looks too delicious!! I am also a bit obsessed with a clean kitchen while cooking, I can’t concentrate the recipe if the kitchen is overflowing with bowls and ingredients.

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avatar Jo-Anna January 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Oh my these look gorgeously delicious! Toffee & ganache are a match made in heaven!
Jo-Anna

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avatar meri January 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm

another cookie recipe i think i can handle! my kids are going to love you (and the husband too).

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avatar Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab January 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Those look fantastic! Toffee is one of my favorite flavors, but I don’t bake with it very often. I’ll have to give these cookies a try!

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avatar Maureen January 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

No toffee bits in Australia but I can close my eyes and taste them now. These cookies look fantastic!

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avatar Ann P. January 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Beautiful cookies! I loooove heath toffee candy. This would be my perfect cookie!

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avatar notyet00 January 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

They look perfect for party:)

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avatar Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 17, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Toffee bits are one of my favorite things! I can just imagine how rich and tasty this cookies must be with the ganache and toffee bits. Yum :)

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avatar Jen at The Three Little Piglets January 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm

I bribe my husband with cookies and cream anything when I need to distract him from my lack of household efforts!

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avatar Erin @ Texanerin Baking January 18, 2012 at 1:24 am

Those look amazing! I miss Heath bars, but I’m kind of happy that they don’t have them in Germany. They’re so addictive that I just can’t stop eating them. They’re just so yummy! But I imagine that these could be made with lots of different types of candy.

I absolutely love the pictures. If you don’t mind me asking, did you make that table? It looks way more interesting than anything I’ve ever seen in a store. Is it some kind of metal? It’s fantastic, whatever it is.

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avatar Kathryn January 18, 2012 at 4:02 am

These are some of the most delicious looking cookies that I’ve seen in a very long time!

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avatar Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 18, 2012 at 7:02 am

I’ve STILL never put ganache on anything! These cookies look like a great way to start :)

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avatar Nicola January 18, 2012 at 7:20 am

I’m speechless! Those look amazing and I adore ganache and toffee. Definitely a must-try recipe.

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avatar the hungry Housewife January 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

Well..I think the toffee bits are a well deserving counter top clutterer!!!
Delicious cookies!

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avatar Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 18, 2012 at 8:46 am

I can’t even express my love for heath toffee bits in words. I will definitely be making these!

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avatar Mommyof2Girlz/StephD January 18, 2012 at 8:48 am

Amazing!!!! I have been dying to make something with ganache..never have before :)

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avatar Ryan January 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oh my goodness, these look awesome. I am sooo obsessed with toffee, I need to try these soon!

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avatar Cookbook Queen January 18, 2012 at 9:04 am

Heath Bars are one of my very favorites…I eat off all the chocolate and save the toffee part for last.

I know. So weird.

These look amazing!!

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avatar Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

Oh yum! These look amazing!! I love the ganache topping, perfect!!! I think these maybe a good saturday morning cookie to make!!

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avatar Jamie Cooks It Up! January 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

Counting down the minutes until I can get my hands on some of those. Beautiful, Jamie! Thanks for the great idea.

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avatar Heidi @ Food Doodles January 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

Oh my goodness, these look awesome! I love toffee, and of course I love chocolate :D Together in these cookies they must be amazing!

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avatar Rachel @ Bakerita January 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm

These look sinful! If only I had an excess chocolate chip problem…seems like a good problem to have!

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avatar jo-lyn's cup cakes n' candies January 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

ohmygosh! these look amazing!! i could probably eat myself sick on these!! no probably about it! i could!!

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avatar Rachel @ The Avid Appetite January 18, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My husband would absolutely love these! He isn’t a big sweets eater, but loves toffee. I am bookmarking this for his upcoming birthday :)

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avatar Catherine January 18, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Haha, I like that the story of these cookies involves hiding the truth of your extreme hoarding with baking candies from your husband!

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avatar lidia January 18, 2012 at 6:50 pm

anything involving heat candy, i’m there.
gotta make these soon! thanks for sharing (:

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avatar Becca- Cookie Jar Treats January 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I like Heath Bars. They are delicious, as are the little chips that they make. It’s like a million little Heath Bars. Your cookies look amazing by the way :)

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avatar Stephanie January 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I made these today, and let me tell you they taste as great as t.hey look. I brought them to my aunts house and everyone loved them. Thanks for the recipe

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avatar Sarah January 19, 2012 at 6:56 am

These look ‘to die for’ – thanks for sharing!

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avatar The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh January 19, 2012 at 8:46 am

You had me at toffee, you locked me at ganache.

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avatar Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 19, 2012 at 11:53 am

Gorgeous photos & the cookies sound heavenly!

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avatar Urban Wife January 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I might need do something crazy (for me) and buy Heath Toffee Bits. These cookies are to die for!

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avatar Sarah January 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

YUM YUM YUM! These look delicious

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avatar Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 20, 2012 at 11:53 am

These cookies look seriously addicting!

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avatar Jane @ Decorated Cupcake Ideas January 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

What a wonderful recipe and fantastic site! Kudos… I found your page through Twitter! so glad I did. Stay well :)

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avatar julie @ the semi-reformed nerd January 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Yum! SUCH a good idea. Definitely going to need to try these. :)

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avatar Connie the Cookie Monster January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

these look like they’ll be messy to eat… which is an indicator of AMAZING cookies!

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avatar Barbara | Creative Culinary January 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

How much do I love toffee? Well I firmly believe that my first cavity ever can be attributed to a Heath Bar when I was about 9 years old. So it’s been a long time love for sure.

Absolutely fabulous cookies I must make.I’ll call my dentist now.

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avatar Suzanne January 25, 2012 at 1:55 am

Soft cookie, rich chocolate ganache, and crunchy toffee all in one place? Brilliant. Can’t wait to give these a try.

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avatar Fallan January 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

Love this recipe! Can’t wait to try it!
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avatar susan August 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

these look amazing. I love all the components, especially the ganache. I am going to attmept to recreate these in a gluten free version. So obsessed that I waking up extra early tomorrow am to bake and create! Thanks for sharing!

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avatar Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

I love when I find my favorite baking needs on sale, toffee chips being one of them.
These cookies look amazing Jamie, thanks for sharing. Just linked to them in my 100 chocolate recipes from 100 bloggers

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avatar Angelina January 1, 2013 at 6:21 am

I actually made these yesterday for a New Years Party. They were so delicious and so chewy. I will definitely be making these cookies again. Thank you!

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avatar MBA January 4, 2013 at 9:25 am

Angelina-
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!
-Jamie

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