Monday, March 21, 2011

Not beautiful...but tasty

Today is Lucy's birthday and for my friend's special day, I made Toffee Bit Cookies.  I've never really used toffee bits before, but since I've met Lucy, I've used them multiple times.  They're her favorite after all. I was definitely trying to go for something other than cupcakes. I'm all cupcake-d out.  

But who am I kidding? I'll probably make more cupcakes next week...

In the meantime, toffee bit cookies.

 The toffee bit bag had a recipe on the back for their version of these cookies, however, I made my version.
 I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe (aka Nestle Tollhouse with a tweak) and just subbed in heath bits for chocolate chips.  Notice how they spread out...well, that's probably because I nuked the butter in microwave.  I have no patience for room temperature things...we know this.
They aren't beautiful, but believe me, they are tasty nonetheless.

In addition to these cookies, I got her two new succulent plants! She's got a thing for succulents.  I had to channel my inner green thumb in order to pot these little guys.  Thank goodness for directions on the back of the "Cactus/Succulent Potting Soil."
Pretty, no?

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

Toffee Bit Cookies

2 sticks butter, room temperature or softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 bag ( 1 1/3 cup) toffee bits

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in separate bowl.  Beat together butter and sugars until fluffy.  Add vanilla and eggs.  Add in flour mixture a little at a time until well combined.  Fold in toffee bits and scoop onto cookie sheets. bake 8-10 minutes or until golden.


  1. Yum, yum...I've gotta TRY some of those toffee bits. And Yes....very proud of you for channeling your Garden Goddess. I'm not good at that, so your efforts impress me! Happy Spring From Houston!!!

  2. These look so tasty! I can't wait to make some. have a new person to drool over your blog now :)