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My family’s favorite cookies

written by

Aliceson Bales

posted on

December 26, 2022

2022 has been the Year of the Cookie here at Bales Farms. I’ve made them all - chocolate chip, cinnamon, lemon, vanilla bean sugar, iced sugar, ice cream, sprinkle, birthday cake. . . . The list goes on and on. If you follow us on the socials you’ve seen a fair amount of cookie pictures.

The last cookie I’ve been playing around with is my toffee cookies. I was at our local Mennonite store standing in line (their sandwiches are the best around people!) and saw some toffee bar bites - toffee covered in chocolate - and thought, hmm, that’d be interesting in something. So I picked up a container, brought it home and put in my basic cookie dough. I made Barry try them and he LOVED them. (He’s a sucker for toffee). I took them to my niece and nephews and they thought the cookies rocked. And I took them to Christmas Eve where everybody enjoyed them.

Here they are. My Toffee Cookies.

Aliceson’s Toffee Cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

1 Bales Farms egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour

Pinch salt

1 1/2 cups toffee bars, cut into small pieces

Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a stand mixer (you can do this by hand if you don’t have a mixer), mix together the butter and sugars until smooth. Add the egg and extract and mix until smooth. Add the baking soda, flour and salt and mix until incorporated. Gently stir in the toffee pieces.

Scoop dough out onto prepared cookie sheets. Rest dough for 30 minutes (in the refrigerator is best). Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. (When the cookies lose their shine they’re ready).

Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then remve them.

These cookies are great immediately and also freeze REALLY well, so they’re great to make in advance.

That’s it! And if you’re following along on the blog you’ll notice this is the same cookie base as the best ever chocolate chip cookie recipe. I really like this base and have found it to be a great one for all kinds of additions. If you use this base you can add about anything in for flavoring - chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, toffee, m&ms, anything!

I hope you try these cookies and let me know how you like them. Tag me in all your pictures so I’ll be sure to see them!


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