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.