Butter Toffee Cookies

Butter Toffee Cookies … simple, rich and buttery. Possibly the perfect cookie! These toffee cookies are the easiest melt-in-your-mouth dessert you’ve ever seen. Just wait until you try this butter cookie!

Toffee Butter Cookies

Simple Toffee Bit Cookie Recipe

I am kinda-sorta obsessed with these cookies. They are ridiculously simple to make, while being completely packed with buttery goodness. And gasp! there is nary a chocolate chip to be found.

The not-so-secret-ingredient is the Toffee Bits. Not the ones with chocolate on them, like Heath Bars, but the plain-jane Toffee Bits, sometimes referred to as “Bits o’ Brickle”. Also, let it be known I do NOT like the name Bits o’ Brickle. It’s one of those words or phrases that just annoy me…like the word scrumptious…or whimsical. Ugh, I hate myself for typing those out.

Anyhow, if you like delicious things, get in your kitchen ASAP and get these in the oven.

Butter Toffee Cookies ... simple, rich and buttery. Possibly the perfect cookie!

Soft Butter Cookies Are Easy to Make!

Like I said they are simple…simple to make, simple looking, simple flavors…but oh my yes, they are sneaky. So sneaky, in fact, that when you are reaching for your 4th cookie in 10 minutes you’ll feel duped. Like WHAT? How did that happen?

The answer is toffee bits. For real.

Toffee Chips!

I am a weirdo and buy these in bulk around the holidays when they seem to be everywhere… I mean like who decided DELICIOUS TOFFEE was only to be consumed in November and December?

If you are not a weirdo like me, I am sure you can find them at a store near you OR certainly online.

Butter Toffee Cookie Dough...SO delicious.

How to Make Butter Toffee Cookies:

The dough comes together in a pinch.

AND if you’re feeling crazy sprinkle your dough with some flaked sea salt. I mean RIGHT?

Butter Toffee Cookie Dough...SO delicious.

They will bake up all gorgeous-like. And you will swoon.

Butter Toffee Cookies ... simple, rich and buttery. Possibly the perfect cookie!

And then you will eat…and maybe share 🙂

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Butter Toffee Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield Yield: 30 cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

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Butter Toffee Cookies … simple, rich and buttery. Possibly the perfect cookie! These toffee cookies are the easiest melt-in-your-mouth dessert you’ve ever seen. Just wait until you try this butter cookie!


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups toffee bits (1, 8-ounce bag)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the vanilla, egg, yolk, baking soda, and salt and mix for an additional minute until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add in the flour mixing until just combined.
  5. Stir in the toffee bits evenly.
  6. Using a medium (2 tablespoon) cookie scoop drop the dough onto the prepared pan 2- inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Lindsey
September 10, 2020 7:49 pm

Oh my gosh…these are perfect! So buttery and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Angela
May 8, 2020 1:12 am

Recipe is amazing even found the toffee bits on amazon. Not sure if because im baking the cookies in small oven some burned so quickly in first batch. I lowered my oven too 300 degrees and cooked the cookies for 13 minutes and they came out perfect.

Lisa
April 23, 2020 12:06 am

I just made these, and I love how thin and chewy they turned out. Thanks!

Amanda B
April 16, 2020 10:35 pm

These are AWESOME! I’ve literally never left a comment on a recipe before but these are worth it. I used my homemade English toffee to make these and they came out great! I’m at altitude so I was nervous but they’re perfectly crispy outside and soft and chewy inside. I halved the recipe and ended up just using one whole egg. Amazing!

Amanda B
April 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Reply to  Shelly

Here’s the recipe I used for the toffee: https://www.food.com/recipe/english-toffee-33357

Renea Benson
February 12, 2020 6:20 pm

I retired from Hershey and worked at the plant that makes Heath toffee bites. I must say these cookies are like working on the health line again. The aroma and flavor of these cookies are just so good. WELL DONE!!

Holly
November 12, 2019 8:16 am

You don’t recommend chilling the dough before baking?

Julie
November 6, 2019 3:52 pm

These are amazing! I’ve made them twice for work and everyone loves me now. ?. They taste just like the ones I used to get from au bon pain!

Dina
October 11, 2019 5:35 pm

In one word, these cookies are PERFECTION. I can’t believe how good these are! I think I might even say these are my all time favorite cookie. They are crispy, chewy, buttery, sweet and salty. This is going to be a regular in my rotation for sure! Also, I baked half of the dough and scooped and flash froze the other half and they bake up perfectly from the freezer.

Jess
October 4, 2019 1:03 am

I’ve made a new recipe of cookies every week for the last 4 months and these are one of my top 3 favorites! Easy, consistent, chewy and crunchy edges. Only tricky part is finding bits o Brickle. Found mine at stater brothers.

Jessica
September 20, 2019 3:31 pm

Just want to make sure that 1 tbs of vanilla is correct. I want to double this recipe and thought that might be to much.

Ike
January 13, 2019 8:23 pm

Made these delicious lovelies and they came out ok mine didn’t come out as flat and soft but good nun the less. Any tips to get em flatter and softer after cooling? Thanks!

Latoya. W
January 6, 2019 7:03 pm

I started to make these cookies and give them as a gift along with peppermint bark. I changed my mind and made them with my daughter instead. I followed the recipe execally. My entire apartment smelled buttery. Once the cookies cooled we tried them. I was in chewy buttery bliss. They are so delicious??.

Nicole
December 21, 2018 7:04 pm

Yum! I used sprouted spelt flour and added a cup of oats, and my son likes em even better than magic bars. Gonna make ice cream sandwiches with vanilla ice cream and these cookies tonight for dessert 🙂

Sarah
June 24, 2018 2:05 pm

Oh my. These are to die for! I definitely recommend adding the sea salt on top. So sweet and savory and buttery and delicious! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

Rachel
March 30, 2018 5:27 pm

Made this today with all purpose gluten free flour and home made toffee chips. I also substituted molases and sugar instead of brown sugar. They are amazing!!! They taste kind of like the gluten free toffee cookies from trader Joe’s. Sooooooo good!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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