Toffee Cookies

A drizzle of caramel and chocolate make these delectable Toffee Cookies perfect for the holidays!

Toffee Cookies | Chock full of toffee and walnuts and drizzled with caramel and chocolate!

Festive Toffee Cookies

Wednesday was my last cookie exchange of the season.  For the past 8 years, about 12 neighbors meet for coffee and nibbles, then swap cookies and go out for lunch. It is one of my favorite events of the Christmas season.  I’ve had this recipe for Toffee Cookies in my holiday recipe binder for a while, but decided they needed a little festive drizzle…first with caramel, then followed by chocolate. I am a toffee fanatic, so anything with Heath bars as an ingredient is just fine by me. These were chewy and wonderful with the double crunch of toffee and walnuts in every bite.  The drizzle of chocolate and caramel is totally optional. I think I’d be happy with just a bowl of cookie dough; it’s that good!

Toffee Cookies | Chock full of toffee and walnuts and drizzled with caramel and chocolate!

 Cookie Re-do!

Fast forward to 2016! I made these for our annual cookie exchange and figured they deserved some new photos. The same group of us still gathers in December to swap cookies, sip coffee and visit before heading out to lunch. We had our first measurable snowfall, but everyone trekked over and sampled my Cranberry Brie en Croute (live on December 29) and Cream Cheese Tea Roll. These Toffee Cookies are perfect for your cookie exchange, but tasty enough to make any time of the year!!

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Toffee Cookies | Chock full of toffee and walnuts and drizzled with caramel and chocolate!

Toffee Cookies~
 
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Festive Toffee Cookies for the holidays. Adapted from Simply Recipes.
Serves: 4-6 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ cups chopped Heath bars (Eight 1.4 ounce bars)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
Caramel Drizzle
  • 16 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon cream
Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Cream butter with electric mixer till light and fluffy. Add sugars and beat till well combined. Beat in eggs one at a time followed by vanilla.
  2. Mix in salt and baking soda, then flour. Combine Heath bar pieces and walnuts and mix in by hand till well dispersed. Chill covered dough at least one hour.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place on baking sheets and bake 10-12 minutes, till edges start to brown. Cookies spread so leave 2-3 inches between dough balls. Allow to cool on baking sheet, then remove to rack.
Optional drizzles:
  1. To make caramel drizzle, place caramels and cream in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second increments, stopping and stirring, till smooth and melted. Allow to cool slightly and drizzle over cookies.
  2. To make chocolate drizzle, follow the same instructions as in the caramel drizzle.
Notes
Total time does not reflect chilling time.

Comments

  1. What a fun group – bet they were happy with these! I LOVE toffee – they are perfect. Happy holidays!

  2. Mmm these sound delicious & look amazing with the chocolate & caramel drizzle! I find that a lot of people don’t reach for the Heath bar, but it’s definitely one of my favs! Yum!!

  3. Love the cookies, Lizzy, and the pretty drizzle especially!
    So nice what you ladies do with the cookies exchange, and the lunch get together!
    I don’t even know 12 neighbors here in S. Florida. Most are “snow birds!” …just here for the season!
    Merry Christmas my dear friend, to you and your sweet family!
    xoxo

  4. The mouth is watering and I need one of these cookie now please!

  5. they sure make your day these cookies.

    Lizzy wish you and your family a merry christmas and a new year full of peace and love. A big hug!

  6. Pegasuslegend says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, you are so darn photogenic… hugs to you… lovely cookie!

  7. Oh my! You have outdone yourself with all these delicious holiday cookies! It’s such a joy to stop by your blog and see another beautiful plate of cookies. Merry Christmas, Liz!

  8. lovely cookies and lovely family!

  9. How sweet to include your neighborly gathering. Happy Holidays to you all. Love those cookies. I could just sit and eat the cookie dough too. Cheers!

  10. I’m with you on the toffee, Liz. These cookies sound perfect!

  11. These cookies are holiday perfect with extra caramel and chocolate drizzle. Looks like you had a wonderful time at your cookie exchange.

    I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

  12. Cookie exchanges are always so much fun, I understand why it would be one of your favorite events!
    The cookies do look good, the drizzle on top really does add a special touch to an already delicious cookie!
    I wish you and your family the best this holiday season and I am glad that we became friends this year XOXO!

  13. sweet holiday cookies

  14. Curry and Comfort says:

    Lizzy, you are one cool lady!! I love that you and your neighbors do a holiday cookie exchange. It’s very sweet. 🙂 These toffee cookies are outstanding. I love the drizzle on top… makes them look perfect. I just made fudge and I am waiting for it to set so I can post today. LOL! I was busy with school parties yesterday and did not get anything done. Yes, I am definitely behind now. PS… your pictures look superb. 🙂

  15. Its nice to see how wonderful neighbours your have Lizzy, over at my place, everyone is like shut the door and stay inside. Nobody even bother smiling at each other and I have got used to this though when I initially moved to new neighbourhood, I was shocked at the culture of the people living in my area.

    I will go for the cookie without the drizzle, sure looks like I can have a piece or two.

    Just in case I don’t see any postings from you for the next couple of days with Christmas being around the corner, Merry Christmas to everyone at home including the cute doggie and God Bless.

  16. what a super cute bunch of ladies! And I like toffee too, Lizzy! Lovely cookies, lovely.
    I’m probably making cappuccino and rum roll cake this weekend, hope it won’t crack 🙂

  17. Oh Liz you are killing me! I’ve already gained like 5 pounds with my Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies thing, but these look SO good.

  18. Christiane Potts says:

    I want to be a part of your next cookie exchange and you have to bring these! I love heath. Love, love, love. These look yummy.

  19. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

    What great toffee gooey cookies. The drizzle is adorable. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  20. Leave it you to kick them up a notch with the drizzle, will have to try that next time. I love cookie exchanges, wish I was your neighbor so I could be included. Ever considered relocating to Cali, I am in need of an assistant for next year, lol. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and the Happiest New Year. You are one talented baker, cook and sweeter than all your baked goods.
    -Gina

  21. I love toffee cookies. Especially if you’re going to throw some walnuts in there too!

  22. Cassie/Bake Your Day says:

    I love baking with Heath toffee chips. The drizzle on these is so tantalizing. Love these!

  23. I love toffee-flavor too. These cookies look terrific!

  24. Mmm, those look good. Love toffee!

  25. You know when you can’t resist eating the raw cookie dough that the cookie itself is going to be delicious. These look amazing and I think the chocolate and caramel drizzle only enhances a perfect cookie.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a wonderful holiday and all the best in the New Year.

  26. Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The cookies – yumm! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  27. Geri Saucier says:

    The cookies look delicious. I am sure your neighbors loved your cookies. Merry Christmas:)

  28. Cookies with toffee bits AND a caramel drizzle! So many goodies in one cookie.

  29. Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com says:

    We just love cookie season! Fall for soups, Christmas for cookies and these little beauties go right to the top of the to-do list. Thanks for sharing these and a very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  30. Woah..lovely cookies!!! Neat presentation too! Wanna grab one 😉

  31. Three-Cookies says:

    Cookie exchanges sound fun, make one batch and end up with so many different kinds of cookies. I have never participated in one. Merry Xmas and all the best for 2012

  32. Wow these look so nice Liz!

    Merry Christmas!

  33. I wanted to stop by and comment on whatever wonderful thing you had posted, and to also wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas Lizzy! 🙂

  34. Love the perfect squidge of chocolate garnish!

  35. aah These look delicious dear Lizzy:)

  36. What a fun swap and wonderful cookies…
    I look forward of having a group of lovely neighbors to share and enjoy the love and passion of the season.
    These cookies look wonderful!!!
    Wishing you and your family a Beautiful Christmas and Lovely Holidays.

  37. Torviewtoronto says:

    this is wonderful cookies look fabulous

  38. These cookies look so good. Your friends are so lucky to have you and I KNOW they must appreciate your baking talent! 🙂

  39. 2Peeeps Health and Fitness says:

    merry christmas to you, delicious cookies

  40. BonnieBanters says:

    I love all the flavors of this cookie, and the walnuts are a great complement. The caramel and chocolate drizzle really sends them over the top…I want one now!

    You and the girls look like you’re having a great time, and you look stunning!

    Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous and festive holiday!

  41. the toffee cookies looks gorgeous Lizzy and glad you having a good time with your busy baking and cookies exchange 🙂
    I wish I have one kind of “event” liek that! looks cool and yummy indeed 🙂
    Happy Holiday to u my friend! 😉

  42. Loveforfood says:

    wonderful cookies. Merry Christmas!

  43. This looks delicious, Liz! I attend a cookie exchange every year, too! It’s great fun and I look forward to it each and every time! Thanks for sharing these & Merry Christmas!

  44. I say stick w/the icing because it’s just so pretty!
    Cute, cute picture of you and your friends 🙂

  45. These cookies look delicious!

  46. Looks like a fun time. I’m sure everyone enjoyed your delicious cookies.

  47. anthony stemke says:

    Toffee cookies are delicious.

    Have a Happy Christmas.

  48. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Lizzy, sounds like you live in a right neighborhood with all the wonderful bakers! That’s such a cute and fun tradition. Your cookies look so good. I am not sure if I can make gorgeous cookies like you, but I’d love to “swap” with yours. Hehee. 🙂

  49. Delicious cookies, perfect for this time of the year! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  50. I love toffee! What a lovely tradition to have. I think I may do something similar next year 🙂

  51. Toffee is one of my favorites. I would love these cookies. They look amazing!

  52. I just love your cross zig zag with the caramel and chocolate! Who could resist these?!

  53. Lizzy, Merry Christmas and have a blessed 2012!!

  54. Oh how I love toffee! The drizzled chocolate makes these so pretty!

  55. These look amazing, perfect for the holiday dessert table!

  56. These make great X’mas gifts too, Liz! Happy hoidays! xoxo

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