Monday 16 March 2009

Chewy Toffee Choc Cookies

These cookies are thin, crisp and wonderfully chewy. When just baked, they have the flavour of butterscotch thanks to the use of the brown sugar and toffee pieces, and are bendy and chewy like toffee too. They loose some of their chew on the second day, so they are best eaten as fresh as possible.

They are very quick to make and the dough only requires blobbing onto baking trays before they spread and crisp up into golden discs in the oven. Their thinness makes them perfect for scooping up softly melting ice cream or other creamy desserts, but they taste equally good nibbled in the afternoons with a cup of tea.

If you can’t find toffee chips then some crushed butterscotch sweets or small cubes of fudge would work well too.

Chewy Toffee Choc Cookies
(Recipe adapted from Leiths Baking Bible by Prue Leith)
110g butter
85g caster sugar
85g soft light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
140g plain flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate or soda
60g chocolate chips
60g toffee chips

Preheat the oven to 170C.
Cream the butter and both sugars together until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well.
Sift over the flour and bicarbonate and mix until combined.
Fold through the chocolate and toffee chips.
Place tablespoonfuls of the batter onto ungreased baking trays, leaving a 3inch/7cm gap between each to allow them to spread.
Bake for 8-10minutes until thin and golden in colour.
Remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a cooling wire almost immediately as they stick to the baking trays if left to cool.
Repeat with remaining mixture.
Best eaten within 2 days.
Makes 16-18 cookies.


Beth (jamandcream) said...

I have never seen toffee chips in my local supermarket -will have to investigate

Abitofafoodie said...

These look great! I have been looking everywhere for toffee chips - I bought a great new cook book in the States and it is full of recipes requiring toffee chips. Where did you find yours?!
I might try with fudge or bashed up butterscotch as you suggest.

♥Rosie♥ said...

I've never seen toffee chips but would like to find some. *smile* any chance of letting us know where to find them?

Katie said...

Hi Girls,
Toffee chips are only sold in America - I was given some by a friend, but you can also buy them off ebay quite cheaply. Just type "toffee chips" into the search box. They taste just like crushed werthers original toffee so I'm sure these would work well too.
Hope this helps.

Snooky doodle said...

delicious! I have to try these beauties :)

The Caked Crusader said...

Yummo! I have that book so will have to investigate!

Simones Kitchen said...

These look absolutely delicious. I think I might have to try them with Werthers original which are very easy to find here, rather then the toffee chips...

Alex said...

Eat on the same day? Ooh, if you force me!

Elle said...

Not only are these totally yummy sounding, but the photo at the beginning of the post is just gorgeous!

Maria♥ said...

Katie, these cookies look yummy!


Elyse said...

Yum, these look fabulous! Toffee and brown sugar in this chewy cookie looks so delicious. Man, oh man, I need to make some of these. I would love a warm cookie with some vanilla ice cream!!

Sam said...

I like chewy cookies so much more than crunchy ones, these sound really good!

Nic said...

My boys would love these, they look fabulous.

Anonymous said...

They look fantastic, Katie, and I love your suggestion of using them to scoop up ice cream.

(If you use toffee bars to make your own chips, then freeze the bars for an hour so that they'll shatter into small pieces when bashed with a rolling pin.)

Gloria Baker said...

This look absolutely nice and yummy!! xxGloria

Anonymous said...

Thinking of things I can use instead of toffee chips. The textures on these cookies sound nice.

Gigi said...

They sound like the perfect cookies for ice cream sandwiches!

Deborah said...

I love toffee in anything - these look fantastic!