Friday, March 18, 2011

HEATH BAR-CHOCOLATE CHIP-PECAN COOKIES

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With several more bags of Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits to use, I decided to adapt the Heath Bar Cookie recipe.  The cookie was too flat for me, so I added a bit of baking powder.  I thought it could use more flavor, so I used slightly less vanilla,  added some coffee flavor and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.  I also used brown sugar for most of the sugar. 
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I liked this cookie better, but it’s entirely different in texture and taste.  It has crispy edges with a soft interior, and I liked it better jut slightly underdone.  My taste testers thought it was great. 
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Heath Bar-Chocolate Chip-Pecan Cookies
Inspired by simplyrecipes.com
Rating:  8.5 out of 10
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INGREDIENTS:  2-1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) bag Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts 
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar  (sweet freaks add 1/4 cup)
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. coffee essence (equal parts of coffee brandy + instant coffee)

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, soda and baking powder.  Add chips, toffee bits and nuts and whisk again; set aside. 

In large bowl, whisk together butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and coffee essence till smooth.  Gradually stir in flour mixture with spoon or spatula.  Chill dough for 1 hour or longer.

Heat oven to 350F.  Line cookie sheets with parchment.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls spaced 3” apart onto prepared cookie sheets.  Bake 12-14 minutes, until edges just start to brown.  Let cool in pans 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.  Yield:  about 26 (3”) cookies.

4 comments:

Ana Powell said...

You are a total expert in regards to cookie banking.
Great work.
Wishing you a lovely weekend ♥

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Great job! I prefer my cookies to be chewy in the middle and crispy on the edges. My boys have been asking for cookies...and I have all the ingredients. Great idea!

Pam said...

That looks like a perfect cookie to me! Just wish I had one right now. Good job!

MelindaRD said...

That is exactly what I am craving now. Too bad they only have brownies at this coffee shop.