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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!

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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Toffee Butter Cookies

Butter Toffee Cookies

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


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!


  • 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 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups toffee bits (1, 8-ounce bag)


  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.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 148
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 167.6 mg
  • Fat: 6.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.2 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.8 mg

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53 comments on “Butter Toffee Cookies”

  1. I plan on making this recipe into a cookie cake! Any tips or anything I should be aware of?
    Any advice in a frosting that would go well with this? T.I.A

    1. It should work as a cookie cake! And the cookie is pretty sweet, but for a little decorative frosting you could use a simple buttercream, a caramel frosting, or even a brown butter frosting would be great!

  2. This is the best cookie recipe I have ever used! I find myself craving them all the time now. If anyone is debating making these, DO IT!!! I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect.

  3. These are crack omg! I reduce the butter to 10 tbsps, 5/8 cup of butter. I dont like greasy cookies i always reduce the butter. Is there a way to not have greasy fingers? I have been trying to reduce the butter to avoid greasy fingers when eating cookies, but still end up with greasy fingers. I will be doing a few modifications: like using unsalted butter, it was a little salty, but good, the tsp of salt will stay.
    Also will do 3/4 of brown sugar and white sugar. The cookies spread a little too much. Ill also use a small cookie scooper. Ill do the modifications and let you know how it went.
    This recipe is a keeper. This recipe is a good alternative when you want a good cookie besides chocolate chip cookies. I dont eat chocolate all the time. Like half the time.

    1. Maybe try chilling the cookie dough for a few hours. I always chill my dough overnight and set on the counter for about 15 or so minutes until it’s scoopable. I also use unsalted butter.

  4. 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.

    1. Your oven is probably running hot. Get yourself an oven thermometer. I always have one hanging in my oven.

  5. 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!

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