Brown Butter Toffee Cookies

Chewy and irresistible, these Brown Butter Toffee Cookies have an exquisite nuttiness from brown butter and boost of decadence from chunks of Heath bars!
Brown Butter Toffee Cookies | Chewy cookies filled with toffee chunks with a nutty nuance thanks to brown butter!

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies

Have you met my sweet blogger friend, Kate, of Food Babbles?  Kate is the mom of three gorgeous daughters, a wife, EMT as well as a talented cook and baker. Her dedication to family and helping others make her a one of a kind friend. When I heard she was having shoulder surgery, I was delighted to help her out with a guest post while she recovered.  So I baked up some extraordinary brown butter toffee cookies to share with all of you over on Kate’s blog.

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies | Chewy cookies filled with toffee chunks with a nutty nuance thanks to brown butter!
Two Star Ingredients

These were truly some of the most sublime cookies to ever come out of my kitchen. I happen to adore toffee, so anytime there’s a chance to sneak it into a cookie, I’m game. And they are the star of the show in these incredible treats. No chocolate chips or nuts to battle for the title. Toffee all the way. Well, that and the brown butter in the dough. Cooking the butter till it darkens and develops a lovely nuttiness and adds a rich layer of flavor that can’t be beat. And these are perfect, chewy cookies. If you’re a toffee fan, you must add these gems to your baking list!

How to Make Brown Butter:

  • Ideally, you should start with unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • Use a light colored saucepan so you can see the butter’s color changing
  • Cook over medium heat
  • Watch carefully, stirring frequently
  • The butter will foam; this is normal
  • Pull off the heat when it starts to brown and smell nutty
  • Strain off any solids (brown bits) if desired
  • Keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator

Now head on over to Kate’s blog to say hello!

Brown Butter Toffee Cookies #GuestPost

Serves 3 dozen cookies     adjust servings

Prep Time 2 hours 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins

Nutty brown butter cookies filled with buttery toffee chunks


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter, gently cooked till light brown
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 Heath bars (1.4-ounce size), chopped into 1/4 inch chunks


  1. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, brown sugar, and salt. Add vanilla. Mix in warm brown butter and mix till sugar starts to dissolve. Add eggs and mix till combined. Add flour and baking soda and stir until just combined. Mix in toffee chunks.
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for two hours or up to overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake till edges are golden in color and tops start to look set, about 10 minutes.


Recipe Notes

Adapted from Alice Medrich
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1258kcal Calories from fat 583
% Daily Value
Total Fat 65g 100%
Saturated Fat 40g 200%
Transfat 2g
Cholesterol 269mg 90%
Sodium 667mg 28%
Carbohydrate 158g 53%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 86g
Protein 14g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Brown Butter Toffee Cookies | Chewy cookies filled with toffee chunks with a nutty nuance thanks to brown butter!


  1. These cookies look awesome!

  2. Hzve a nuce week Lizxy!

  3. Oh major yum – I want to eat up all these cookies!

  4. That is very nice of you! Hope she is well and the cookies look terrific!

  5. Toffee should be my middle name! These look wonderful Liz, my kind of cookie for sure!

  6. I love Kate! heading over now for the recipe!! and Liz, these cookies are perfection!!

  7. Liz – these cookies look GREAT !!
    I really need a few of the NOW

  8. Thank you so much for your kind words and the incredible recipe! I can’t wait to make these insanely delicious looking cookies. Yum!!

  9. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Your cookies look great Liz! I made brown butter in the microwave yesterday morning… Of course mine was not intentional-ooops:@)

  10. There’s nothing quite so good as brown butter and toffee, I adore these cookies!

  11. I posted about brown butter cookies today too. It is truly magical what brown butter can do to cookies. I think it would be even better with toffee.

  12. I’m sold on anything with brown butter!

  13. Lady Lilith says:

    Yum. This looks so amazing.

  14. Get the kettle going. I will be right over. These cookies look so good. I am on my way over to Kate’s Blog to check it out.

  15. Hotly Spiced says:

    I do love brown butter and find it’s fabulous on some freshly steamed asparagus. Also good on ravioli with sage. The cookies look very good. Struggling here to work out what an EMT is xx

  16. These toffee cookies look fantastic! Love esp. the use of brown butter in here.

  17. These cookies are looking wonderful as always… how nice of you to help Kate while she’s recovering.

  18. I did not realize brown butter could keep so long in the fridge. Good news! And I’ll head over to Kate’s site for more good news cookies =)

  19. Kate’s cookies looks great !

  20. My mouth is watering… I could eat a whole stack all by myself.

  21. These cookies look scrumptious! Love brown butter and toffee. Hope Kate’shoulder surgey went well – can’t wait to see the recipe!

  22. These are some pretty awesome cookies. If YOU say these are outstanding, I listen. I need to make something for a friend’s family while she’s in the hospital. I think these will be a welcome treat for the kids.

  23. browned butter and toffee are seriously THE BEST combo! Match made in cookie heaven! heading over to see the recipe for the AHHHMAZING cookies!

  24. If Bill didn’t eat them I will take his share!

  25. Claudia Lamascolo says:

    These would be great with my coconut flavored coffee right now yummy!


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