Sunday, July 8, 2012

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bit Cookies

I had a few hours to kill in Times Square by myself (not sure if you knew, I live in New York). As I wandered through souvenir stores and streets swarming with tourists, I looked up at the huge neon signs ahead of me and realized I was right by the Hershey store. Well, what's a baker to do but go in and look around?
The intoxicating smell of chocolate got to me, and I knew I had to come home with something! I saw a display of baking bits, and knew I had found the right place. The toffee bits reminded me of cookies I used to make with them, so I came home and later that week tried to recreate them.
I couldn't remember what the exact recipe I used was, but I figured Hershey's website was the best place to go. These cookies are so quick and easy to make, and are perfect. The dough is chewy with a hint of vanilla, full of chocolate chips and little bits of toffee. Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite cookies (besides black and white cookies - anyone have a great recipe?), and adding bits of caramel-y goodness just takes them to the next level.
Enjoy! <3

Chocolate Chip Toffee Bit Cookies
(from Hershey's Kitchens)

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup toffee bits
1 cup dark or semisweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°F.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; blend well.
Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in toffee bits and chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
-about 4 dozen cookies


Samantha said...
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Samantha said...

These look absolutely delicious! I'm definitely going to make some of these soon.

Sophia said...

Thank you!