Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dessert - Chocolate Toffee Cinnamon Chip Cookies


Matt recently completed his 2-month long training for his new job. To celebrate, the people in his training group decided to have a potluck for lunch! Matt really wanted to bring some sort of dessert, eventually he decided on cookies.

We went through a bunch of recipes, but he wanted to use these Heath Toffee Bits that we had in our pantry. He also got this idea in his head to use cinnamon chips too. Seriously, I adore cinnamon chips, and they usually make everything more delicious, but the toffee/cinnamon combination sounded downright weird. Oh how wrong I was!!

I had to work all day/night last Thursday, so Matt was on his own, baking (what he says) was his first batch of cookies (I don't know if I believe that). He decided to find an entirely different recipe from the one we had looked at the previous night. The resulting cookies are super delicious! They combine toffee bits, cinnamon chips, and chocolate chips into a sweet batter that baked up crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. It was quite a treat to come home to freshly baked cookies after working a 12-hour day!

We have been trying to get on the website where the recipe came from, but it is not working!! Here's the link if you would like to try for yourself. Not sure if it's temporarily down or what...hmmm.

Here's the recipe as Matt wrote it down:

Chocolate Toffee Cinnamon Chip Cookies

Ingredients:
-2 cups flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup butter (melted)
-1 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract (Matt accidently used my double strength Penzey's vanilla, but forgot to half the amount!! heehee, I was wondering why the cookies taste so good!!)
-1 egg
-1 egg yolk
-2 Tablespoons milk
-1 cup toffee bits
-1/2 cup cinnamon chips
-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
Cream together (in separate bowl) butter, brown sugar, sugar; then add vanilla, egg, egg yolk, and milk.
Mix until creamy, then add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix to combine.
Add flavor chips by hand with a spoon.
Chill 1 hour (optional), then drop by rounded spoonful 2-3 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes or until edges are brown and cookies are baked through.
Makes 20-30 cookies.

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