Almond Toffee Cookies

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 31, 2012


{Please don’t let this yellow-ish picture deter you from these cookies. It was a rainy day, evening, and it was one of those horrible “can’t get a good picture to save my life” kinda moments.}
I think I could eat heath bars every day. And those nice little convenient bags of toffee bits? Yeah, there is always an open bag in my pantry. Not because I use it in baking, but because someone in my family has ripped it open for a little snack.
 
I confess, it is sometimes me.
 
But there is someone else in this family who is doing it too. I just haven’t caught them yet, and nobody is ‘fessing up to the crime.
 
Yes, crime. I have two pantries in my home. The front and the back. The back pantry was created from a coat closet that I have turned into a second pantry and it mainly houses my junk food and baking supplies. When you buy flour and sugar in a 25 pound bags, plus chocolate chips by the case (YES CASE), you need somewhere to put these goods.
 
But back to the toffee bits. I had wanted to make some toffee cheesecake using a bag of toffee bits I knew was in the pantry. But when I finally stumbled across that new bag of toffee, it had been opened and there was only about 1 cup left, maybe a smidge more.
 
I had seen a recipe for almond cookies using chocolate and pistachios in a an old Taste of Home magazine, so I decided to use my remaining toffee bits instead.
 
So glad I did. These were amazing. But don’t take my word for it…try them yourself!
 
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Almond Toffee Cookies

Prep Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 4 dozen

Ingredients

    For the Cookies:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond paste
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup milk chocolate morsels, melted
  • 1 cup Heath toffee bits

Instructions

  1. In large mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar and almond paste, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Slowly add flour and extract. Shape into a ball, then flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours.
  2. Divide dough in eight portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 12 inch log, cut each log into 6 cookies. Place each cookie on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 7-8 minutes. Remove and cool completely.
  3. To garnish, dip each end of cookie in melted chocolate and sprinkle with heath bits. Allow to set (about 30 minutes). Enjoy!
  4. **adapted from Taste of Home Oct/Nov 2010 Magazine
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2012/07/almond-toffee-cookies
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Ellen B Cookery July 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm

No worries about the picture. These still scream DELICIOUS!

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Aimee July 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Ellen :)

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Jocelyn July 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I just love that you have 2 pantries…with one designated just for your baking addiction!!! How funny that someone else has started swiping toffee bits too:-) At least you had enough leftover for these fun and tasty cookies!!! I love that both ends are dipped in chocolate and toffee…YUM!!!

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Aimee July 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Both ends dipped was a must!!!

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Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel July 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

I really need to get back into baking with toffee–it’s one of my favorites, yet for no reason in particular I never bake with it. These cookies are the perfect reason to start!

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sally @ sallys baking addiction July 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I love the picture, Aimmee! But I know what it’s like to just NOT have a good day to shoot. Harsh sun, no sun, setting sun, etc. It stinks! The cookies still ook insanely incredible!

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Randilea @ Life As I Bake It July 31, 2012 at 8:14 pm

These cookies look great! I’ve been in a toffee mood lately, so I should bake some of these up :)

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Aimee July 31, 2012 at 8:28 pm

You won’t regret it!

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Carolina HeartStrings August 1, 2012 at 12:13 am

This looks just fantastic. Great picture. I cannot wait to try out your recipe. Come over and visit us. We would love to have you.

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust August 1, 2012 at 2:33 am

That same elf comes to my house and eats my peanut butter. These cookies are the bomb! I want a dozen right now, thanksmuch. :)

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Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com August 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

You can certainly see the deliciousness in this picture!!! I love those darn toffee bits too! Ooh and almond paste??? What a great little cookie treat.

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Aimee August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Almond paste is one of those secret ingredients I LOVE to use!!!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm

These are some amazing looking cookies! I love toffee bits!

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Izzy V. August 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Wow… these look AMAZING! I loooove heath bars, and almonds! Gotta try these :)

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Xi Roswell August 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Oh my! Almonds and toffee together in one recipe just sounds so heavenly. It makes me wonder why I’ve never thought of this. I would love to experiment on these next.

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Anja October 5, 2013 at 4:26 am

These look awesome – as does everything else on your blog! I can hear so many recipes calling my name.

I guess I will have to follow and join a gym at the same time ;-)

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