Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Ultimate Oatmeal Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie

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First, forgive the lack of photos. I had no idea how great these were going to turn out, so I didn't document the progress...only the final product. I modified a recipe from The Frog Commissary Cookbook that I found online. They turned out perfectly; crispy outside and soft on the inside with a sweet taste of toffee, milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips, and oatmeal. Totally yummy and a big hit here.


1/2 cup salted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
1 cup sugar
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 large eggs (room temperature)
1 TBSP milk (whole)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups "Quick Oats" (can substitute "rolled oats" but not "instant")
1 8oz package Hershey's Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Baking Bits
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (important, they tend to stick)

In a large bowl, cream together butter, Crisco, and sugars until mixture is blended. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture until incorporated using mixer at low speed and scraping bowl frequently.

Stir in oats, toffee and semi-sweet chips by hand until well-blended.

Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto parchment paper leaving room for each cookie to spread. I was able to get about 10 cookies on each cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. I found that 12 minutes was the perfect time for my oven, your mileage may vary. When you first remove them from the oven, cookies will be puffy but golden brown and the toffee adds a bit of sheen to the tops of the cookies. Take cookies out of the oven and cool on the cookie sheet on a cooling rack for 3-5 minutes before transferring to the cooling rack; cookies will continue cooking on the cookie sheet and will also "fall" so they're flatter.

Totally yummy, and then went like crack here. Enjoy!