I've grown out of that obsession. Yes, I long ago gave up the Heath Bar. As a matter of fact I can't remember the last time I had one. I assume they still sell them, but I don't know. What I do know is that a few weeks back, while perusing the chocolate chip options at my local grocery store, a bag of Heath English toffee bits called out to me. You know what I do when something calls to me from the grocery store shelf? Well, I buy it, of course.
|Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Then I remembered the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. That's the one where the butter is melted and browned before being mixed with the sugars. That cookie has a lovely buttery, toffee flavor already from the browned butter and brown sugar. So, I decided to make a cookie that combined the Toll House recipe, the Heath toffee bits recipe and the Perfect Chocolate Chip recipe. The cookie that resulted is hearty, crunchy and chewy all at once.
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 extra large eggs
- 3-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup toffee bits
- 2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking pans with parchment paper. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside. Following the technique from the Perfect Chocolate Chip cookie recipe, melt 12 teaspoons of butter in a 10 inch skillet over medium high heat until melted, about 2 minutes to 3 minutes. Swirl the pan constantly, cooking the butter until it is golden brown and has a nutty aroma. That will take 2 to 5 minutes, depending on your stove.
|Making Brown Butter|
|Mix All The Butter Together|
Add the sugars, and vanilla to the bowl. Stir to combine. Add the eggs, whisking to combine, about 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes. I actually used a timer for this. Repeat this 30 second whisk/3 minute rest process two more times.
Transfer the butter mixture to your electric mixer. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir to combine. Add the toffee bits and chocolates mixing just to combine. Your batter will be thick and relatively dry.
Using a scoop, scoop equal portions of dough packing the dough tightly into the scoop. Once on the pan, use the bottom of a measuring cup to slightly flatten each cookie.
|Flatten the Dough|
Bake for 12-14 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned. Remove the cookies to a rack to cool completely. You can get the printable Toffee Chocolate Chip recipe by clicking the link.