January 17, 2008

Chocolate Chip-Toffee Oatmeal Cookies


Ingredients:
6 oz semisweet chips
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup toffee bits
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, at room temperature


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, vanilla and sugar. Add the egg, beat until fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and oatmeal. Mix until well combined. Fold in toffee bits and chips. Place tablespoon sized blobs of dough on the lined cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart and bake for 12-14 minutes or until they look "set" and the bottoms are just golden. Carefully remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies



My thoughts:
I like making oatmeal cookies because I can almost trick myself into thinking they are health food. Almost. But oats are whole grains and I only used 4 tablespoons of butter to make 24 cookies which (if my feeble attempt at math is correct) means there is only 0.166 of a tablespoon of butter in each cookie. We'll just ignore the sugar and chips. But really, I made them to cheer myself up after a rough day. The toffee adds a bit of "chew" to each bite which makes them just a little bit different than the usual chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. The toffee chips do make the cookies slightly sweeter than I normally make (I like to err on the "less sweet" side of baking) but the semisweet chips keep it from becoming overpoweringly so.

25 comments:

  1. Those look like absolute heaven!

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  2. Your math is right - each one has half a teaspoon of butter, which is indeed 1/6 tablespoon = 0.166. :)

    I love that sheep glass! Where did you get it?

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  3. Why yes, these are healthy cookies. :)

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  4. You know I'm totally baking these, right? Yummy!

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  5. i love toffee. i have trouble making toffee anything because i will eat the whole batch! these look like they would be heavenly.

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  6. Ooh, I'm making those! Also, that glass is ADORABLE.

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  7. Thanks everyone! I bought the sheep glass at World Market a while back.

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  8. I have almost the exact same cookie recipe, but the one I have has added dried cherries -- I love the toffee and the oatmeal! It's such a great, slightly off-beat combo. Delish! :)

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  9. These looked so good, I whipped them up already this afternoon. I had dark instead of light brown sugar in the house, and I measured the sugar a little low. They were a great success.

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  10. kntWould dark chocolate chips work? Toffee is really sweet, at least for me haha.

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  11. Oatmeal:healthy, dark chocolate:healthy, low-fat:healthy. What's not to love about these healthy cookies?

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  12. Mmmm, they look great! These count as healthy to me! Dark chocolate would make them less sweet, huh? I like less sweet too...but then I love toffee. Nothing like being an enigma! :)

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  13. I could eat at least a couple of these "healthy" cookies right now! The milk glass is awesome---terrific photo!

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  14. Two dozen of these cookies would last about two days in my house, and it's just me and my wife! You've got some nice cookies!

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  15. Malice Alice-semisweet chips are dark chocolate. I never use milk chocolate in anything.

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  16. Wow! The Chocolate Chip, Toffee Oatmeal Cookies sound great!! I am a big fan of toffee.

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  17. Cookies make everything better! And oatmeal definitely makes them 10x more healthy than any other cookie.

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  18. I just made them! so easy and reallly delicious!

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  19. i made these yesterday and they are delicious! and going fast..

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  20. i made these for valentines day along with 4 other types of cookies and sent them to my bf, mom, and sister. these were everyone's favorite out of the bunch!

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  21. can i use quick cooking oats??

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  22. Jennifer-You can try. I never use quick cooking oats but if that is all you have you can give it a shot.

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  23. I love how they look, toffee and oatmeal sounds like a great combo!

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