Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ALMOND TOFFEE COOKIES

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Here’s a sturdy cookie that’s crispy on the edges and tender, slightly chewy, on the inside, with distinct almond flavor from almond butter, almond extract and Heath bar bits.  A combo of flours provides interesting texture.  You’ll get about 16 largish cookies, about 3 – 3-1/2” in diameter. 

almond toffee cookies


Almond Toffee Cookies
Source:  Judy’s Kitchen
Rating:  8.5 out of 10
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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup bread flour
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup almond butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar (I used 2 Tbsp. Nu Natural Stevia)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup Heath bar milk chocolate bits

Heat oven to 350F.  Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.  In medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  In large bowl, whisk butter, almond butter and sugars till smooth and well combined.  Whisk in egg and extracts until smooth.  Stir in dry ingredients and Heath bar bits with spoon or spatula.  Drop about 2 Tbsp. dough, leaving several inches between each, on prepared cookie sheet.   Press dough down slightly with fingers.

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Bake 14-18 minutes, or till cookies are just barely done.  Let cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.  Yield:  16 cookies
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10 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love toffee flavours so this is for me :))) Diane

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

yum!!! can't wait to try.

A Year on the Grill said...

These look amazing... I'll bring the milk!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

These look just perfect! I love a good cookie! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Mary

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

tasty & appetizing looking cookies!


Yummie,..yummie for my tummy! :)

MelindaRD said...

They look great. I love the picture with them on the mug.

teresa said...

these look just delicious, and they're so pretty!

roz said...

Judy, if I had to pick several tastes and flavors of my life-time, toffee and caramel would be in the top 5! In fact, I loved Heath bars so much as a teenager (and avoid them like the plague as an adult!) that everyone that I knew gave me a Heath bar in a high school graduation card or as part of the bow on gift! I was totally addicted! I have to stay away from Heath bar and toffee desserts now due to weight issues, but alas, the cake challenge of the month is no other but "Heath Bar Crunch Cake" . . . . I am so doomed! LOL Roz Thanks for posting this great recipe; needless to say, I am weak in my humanity and will bake these no matter what! HA!

danasfoodforthought said...

I love all the delicious flavors in this recipe. These cookies sound great!!

Sweet and Savory said...

Toffee and Almonds sound fantastic.