Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy-crisp cookies with toffee bits and dark chocolate

The name of these was my husband’s idea. I asked him if he wanted cookies this week, he immediately wanted chocolate chip ones, and I immediately said “I like to make them a little different, so what should I add?”


“Not sure where I’d even find those unshelled, babe.”

“Okay, then, toffee. Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies!”

And so it was.

Chewy-crisp cookies with toffee bits and dark chocolate

I tried out a new cookie recipe and browned the butter, adding some more caramel notes. It was an awesome cookie dough that came together in no time, and the results were incredible!  I immediately took Michael some cookies and milk, since he’s working late this week. The end of the month, the end of the fiscal year, and the upcoming holiday weekend are creating the perfect storm for him. I’m so grateful that he’s got an awesome work ethic!
Chewy-crisp cookies with toffee bits and dark chocolateBack to cookie talk. The toffee blended into the cookie, leaving just a bit of crispness and lots of flavor. I packed them with dark chocolate chips, because chocolate = life. Even if you’re not huge on toffee, this chocolate chip cookie recipe is kind of the bomb. The cookies came out perfectly, they were easy to bake, no weird ingredients, and no need to chill the dough for 3 days!

*Makes 16 cookies

3/4 c. butter
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 c. flour
½ t. baking soda
2 c. dark chocolate chips
½ c. toffee bits

Preheat oven to 325 F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat. In a medium skillet, melt butter and let heat on medium without stirring until browned and fragrant (3-5 minutes for me, but it can vary). Place browned butter in a bowl and set in the freezer to cool. In a stand mixer, beat sugars, vanilla, egg, and egg yolk. Mix in flour and baking soda until just blended. Add the cooled butter and blend well. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits. Roll cookie dough in heaping tablespoons onto sheets. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and middle is puffy. Cool on baking sheets and then move to wire racks to cool completely.

Chewy-crisp cookies with toffee bits and dark chocolate

Adapted From: Allrecipes 

10 thoughts on “Gooey Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

    • foodsciencebaker says:

      It’s a hard toffee. I used Heath Baking Bits, which are in the baking aisle of most grocery stores in my area. If you don’t have those, I’d recommend buying two or three Heath bars and chopping them up by hand until you end up with small bits of toffee. Hope that helps!


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