Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies |

These Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies are such a fun and easy way to enjoy the classic dessert, Sticky Toffee Pudding!

These cookies are in honor of a super sweet girl.

My friend, Amber.



She is welcoming her first little one into the world in a few weeks, so some of her closest blog friends organized a party!

Since we can’t all be together on her special day, we decided to make food, in her honor!


Amber and I have a few remarkable things in common…most notably being displaced Texans.

We both grew up in the Lone Star State and for one reason or another are now both living in New Jersey.


I have to say, it’s nice to be able to commiserate the lack of good Tex-Mex with someone who truly gets it!

Over the past year Amber and I have transitioned from online friends to real-life friends, which is kinda great.

Plus, she makes some killer salsa, and you always need a friend who can show up with salsa.  Friendship 101, people.


Another thing that we have in common is England.

How you ask?

Well, her husband is famously from the UK…and so is my dad.  Which makes me half British.  So there’s that.


So I decided that for her special day, while the rest of the girls were celebrating Amber’s Texas roots, I’d involve her husband, because this little baby that’s on it’s way is gonna be half a Brit!

What I’m saying is, we’ll basically be related.

Makes total sense.


On that creepy note, let’s talk Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.comSticky Toffee Pudding is a famous British dessert…happens to be one of my dad’s favorites too!

So I thought we would try and mix up all the flavors of that into a cookie.


Well, it totally worked.

And these may be my new favorite cookie!!


First up you have to get some pitted dates.

I’m going to admit, I am scared of dates.

They look gross, for real.

Like cockroaches or something.


Anyhow, I moved past my fear and chopped them into bits.  Because they are basically a defining ingredient in Sticky Toffee Pudding.  Who knew?

 photo IMG_3261_zpsca690f09.jpgAnyhow, I whipped up a simple cookie dough using dark brown sugar (it’s a must here) and mixed in the dates…

 photo IMG_3268_zpsa52dd884.jpgI let the dough chill overnight, although you could probably get away with a few hours.

I just wanted a big fat cookie, so chilling helps with that.


I scooped generous portions onto a lined baking sheet…

 photo IMG_3274_zps63ab966d.jpgAnd baked them up for about 10 minutes…

 photo IMG_3276_zps7317defe.jpgThen I drizzled them to death with caramel sauce.

And then dressed them with toffee bits.

Hello…Sticky TOFFEE cookies.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.comReally rich and amazing and buttery and sweet and chewy and crunchy all at the same time.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies |

Now in honor of Amber’s Day here are some other fab-tastic recipes all dedicated to her and the little guy on the way!

Make sure to check out all their yummies!


Congrats Amber!

Screen Shot 2013-08-18 at 7.17.00 PMSugarcrafter | Breakfast Tostadas
My Kitchen Addiction | Baby Texan Cookies
My Baking Addiction | Texas Sheet Cake
Simple Bites | Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Charred Corn Salsa
Stetted | Queso Mac
Food for My Family | Texas Pepper Barbecue Sauce
Dessert For Two | Frito Chocolate Chip Cookies
Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Coconut Tres Leches Layer Cake
TidyMom | Pizza Bread Sticks
Miss in the Kitchen | Blackberry Milkshakes
Art of Gluten Free Baking | Peach-Pecan Pie, Gluten-Free
Bon Appetit Hon | Cheddar Ranch Crackers
Food Babbles | Southern Pecan Pie
Jelly Toast | Peach Iced Tea
Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle | Decorated Elephant Cookies
i am baker | Texas Brownie Cake
The Kitchen Trials | Banana Pudding
A Farmgirl’s Dabbles | Peanut Butter Bonbons the Size of Texas
Steph Chows | Fiesta Dip



Sticky Toffee Pudding Cookies
makes 20 large cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup finely chopped pitted dates
  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping or dulce de leche
  • ½ - ¾ cup toffee bits
  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl, set aside.
  2. In bowl beat together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. Mix in dates until evenly incorporated.
  5. With mixer on low, add in dry ingredients until combined.
  6. Chill dough 2 hours or overnight.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  9. Scoop out cookie dough in 2-3 tablespoon portions, using a cookie scoop or rounded spoon.
  10. Bake 10 minutes until edges start to golden.
  11. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Drizzle with caramel sauce or dulce de leche and sprinkle with toffee bits


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

Aww so fun!! And these cookies are awesome!


Wow, these sound awesome! I love a good sticky toffee pudding even though I’m Texan. That’s weird, right?


Really, really beautiful pictures… you are almost curing MY fear of pitted dates!

Laura Dembowski

These are such a great idea and look beautiful!

Jill @ Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

These look great…love toffee!


Oh my goodness Shelly, you totally outdid yourself with these!! They look incredible and I just know Amber is going to love them. Thank you for bringing them along to Amber’s virtual shower – yum!!


What a FUN cookie!!


Wow, these look incredible!! I love all the toffee topping drizzled all over these cookies! Amazing!

Oh and you are such a nice friend! Virtual baby showers are so fun!


I was already jealous of Amber for being married to The Brit (that accent…it kills me), but now I have to be jealous of you for having a dad that’s British? Not cool, Shelly.

Love these cookies! And Happy Shower Day to Amber!

bridget {bake at 350}

Oh my gosh…those look SO good!!!

Did I know that about your dad? If so, I’d forgotten it. (This happens when you get old.) Pip, Pip! Cheerio! You are *practically* Kate Middleton, I tell you!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Heaven help! These look fabulous!

Brenda @ a farmgirl

I’ve never had sticky toffee pudding, and now feel like I’ve been missing out! I love these cookies, and am so HAPPY for Amber!

Jenny Flake

Oh my goodness, these are just gorgeous and I want to eat a whole plate myself 🙂

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

As a pudding lover, I can not stand that I have not seen this before. You are amazing to create something like this for Amber!

Pour me some more sugar, I need these

Cookbook Queen

These are FABULOUS!! I am so jealous of your British-ness it’s not even funny.


These cookies look so incredibly decadent, I love it! How cool that you and Amber share the Texas and British connection (and New Jersey connection, too!)

Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies
Shelly, I can’t even begin to speak right now.. all coherent thought has gone out of my head. First of all, brilliance in cookie form. Secondly, it means so VERY much that you thought of James and how to include him in this – girl, the tears are flowing. I am so very grateful for the friendship we have, and I love you to pieces. I really hope you know that. And you absolutely are related to Evan – you are his Aunt Shelly, not to be confused with his Aunt Chellee (my sis). We may need to have him… Read more »
Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Ooh… I love sticky toffee pudding, so I’m sure I will love these cookies! They look absolutely yummy. Thanks so much for joining in on the baby shower fun!

Jen @ Jen

Anything with toffee gets my vote!

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

These are perfectly genius..I love this dessert but in a cookie for the British hubs…Britishly Brilliant!


These are gorgeous cookies. What a fun way to celebrate Amber!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

These are mouth watering finger licking good! At least I think so from the pic!


These are a serious mouthful!! All that toffee caramelly goodness…I wouldn’t be able to stop at just one cookie!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Oh wow…pure awesomeness right here!! I can just taste them now…mmmmm

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Oh my gosh! Cool little family facts there 🙂
I LOVE sticky toffee pudding! The first time I made it, I died and went to heaven. Now I have to try the cookie form!!


I could easily be called a “cookie hoarder” if I had a plate of these cookies in front of me. These cookies are not only beautiful, but I bet they taste stellar too!

Becca @ Crumbs

As a Brit I can safely say I would LOVE these! Have bookmarked the recipe to try =)

Coco in the Kitchen

Dates make these healthy.
No guilt.

Averie @ Averie Cooks

The dates, the dark brown sugar, nutmeg, that amazing sauce…YES to it all. I love these. Pinned!


Where has this been all my life??! YES to it all! Just incredible.

Emily @ Life on Food

Happy Baby Shower, Amber! These cookies are a lovely way to celebrate.

Kate | Food Babbles
Oh my goodness, it’s terrible that the thing jumping out at me in this post is that you think dates look like cockroaches cause I am SO with you on this one!! I think they look so gross and that has kept me from eating them right up until about 6 months ago when I blended one into a smoothie. They still remind me of cockroaches but if I can obliterate them into something else, I’m good. These cookies seem like a mighty fine place to start liking dates even more. They sound (and look) so good! I love that… Read more »
The Brit

Wow, I had no idea I was famously British, and now I feel infamously British! This is so amazing, thank you so much Shelly!

Rachel Parys

You had me at dates…..<3

Aimee Wimbush-Bourque

This is why I love showers, not just the great food (wow) but because you learn things about people. My dad is British also, so, like you, I’m also half-Brit. It must be a sign? 😉

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

I actually love dates but I’ve never had sticky toffee pudding. I must try these cookies very soon! So happy for Amber, she sure is a sweet one!

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

I think dates are creepy too! You hit the nail on the culinary head! What an amazing idea: turning sticky toffee pudding into a cookie! These look that the best kind of messy! Can’t wait to whip up a batch!

Jamie @lifelovelemons

Dates may look creepy, but they are soso delicious! Especially here… Love these cookies!

Rachel Cooks

Love Amber and love that you went in a British direction for her shower treat! These cookies look fab!


Ooh I love sticky toffee pudding with custard all over it. These cookies look delicious.

Janine |

Mmmm… I love toffee! These pictures are making my mouth water!


any recipe that starts with sticky is number one in my book!!! these look fantastic Shelley!

Barbara | Creative Culinary

Just LOVE sticky toffee pudding; these really, truly are a must try!


oh wow. Sticky toffee pudding is my favourite brit dessert and cookie my favourite american one. You, my friend, have just combined two of my greatest loves. I applaud you!

Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog }


Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Wowwwww, these look amazing!! I don’t think I’ve ever had sticky toffee pudding, but I would totally try these!


Oh wow, these look so good! I can’t wait to try them! And such a sweet post for Amber!

Cat Davis

I wish you had broke one open, I would have loved to have seen the texture inside. I find it hard to resist cake-like soft cookies.

Becky @ A Calculated Whisk

Oh man, I was JUST having the exact same thought about dates and cockroaches as I used some to make brownie truffles tonight. Yikes! Glad I’m not alone. The cookies look amazing!

Devour Catering

This is one of my favourite treat sites, thank you


Whoa! These cookies look fabulous. I love the addition of the toffee bits! Congrats to amber!