Toffee Cashew Cookies

Do you like your cookies crunchy or chewy? For me it depends on the cookie. With these, I was looking for a good crunch. Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s caramel cashew cookies? These reminded me of those crunchy cookies.

However, if you love the crunch, you have to wait a day. On day one, these are chewy with a little bit of a crunchy exterior. Delicious!

But day 2, if you still have any left, OH EM GEE. Crunchy and perfect in coffee or milk, or straight up! Enjoy!

Toffee Cashew Cookie Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 12 Tbsp butter
  • 1 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup cashews, chopped
  • 1 cup Heath milk chocolate toffee bits


  1. Brown butter in small saucepan and allow to boil for a couple minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. In mixer, beat melted butter with brown sugar for 3-4 minutes. Add salt and eggs. Beat in vanilla. Slowly beat in flour, baking soda and baking powder. Fold in the cashews and toffee bits.
  3. Roll dough into one inch balls. Dough will be crumbly. Tap tops with fork or press with thumb, lightly.
  4. Bake on parchment lined baking sheet in a 375 degree oven for about 8-10 minutes. Remove and enjoy.


**If you enjoyed these cookies, you may also enjoy

Caramel Cashew Clusters by My Baking Addiction
White Chocolate Toffee Doodles by Something Swanky
Toffee Crunch Cookies by Shugary Sweets


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30 comments on “Toffee Cashew Cookies”

  1. Sadly I have never been to Trader Joe’s. We have driven past but I have been deprived of this wonderful place. I am thinking we remedy that on our shopping trip!

    Cookies with coffee…sounds like breakfast to me. Who needs the diet:-)

  2. I love this! I have been needing to use up some toffee bits in my freezer so this is the perfect recipe. Pinned!

  3. Ive never tried those cookies from TJs…I have so much of my own stuff I hate buying baked goods. As in, my freezer runneth over.

    I love toffee bits. HUGELY! These cookies look great!

  4. yum! I LOVE toffee. Some days I like crunchy cookies and some days I like chewy/soft cookies. If I’m ever in the mood for crunchy, I want to make these. Toffee is just one of my favorite flavors. I always get the toffee nut latte at starbucks!

  5. I’ll take a dozen of these babies asap. What a great combo!

  6. I have wanted to make every single treat you have posted this week! My grandpa would love these! Cashews are his favorite!

  7. Toffees and cashews? This sound like a winning combination. If you have the chance I would love for you to link this and anything else you would like at my month long link party.

  8. yummy recipe…I will try it soon….This makes me drool..Bookmarking it..


  9. Yes, I’ve tried the caramel cashew cookies from Trader Joes. They are soo good. Your toffee cashew cookie recipe looks great too! I’m going to bookmark this.

    On crunchy or chewy cookies?
    Same here, it depends on the cookie. I like my chocolate chip cookies warm and chewy. Oatmeal raisin cookies, also chewy. These toffee cashew cookies, I think I’d like them crunch to go along with my coffee.

  10. These look so delicious! I love dunking crunchy cookies in milk, it’s heavenly! I’ve really been wanting to buy some toffee bits because I’ve seen so many amazing recipes that use them. This is just one of the many 🙂 I really need to get on it and buy some already! Fabulous recipe, I can just imagine how amazing these taste!

  11. We don’t have Trader Joe’s in my area. I like both crunchy and chewy cookies. Great recipe.

  12. Yum! I love chewy and crunchy, so I’ll eat half the batch the first day and the other half the 2nd. That way I have best of both worlds! 🙂

  13. This really sounds good. I love cashews, and I’ll bet they’re great in a cookie!

  14. This looks like the perfect evil treat!!

  15. Put toffee chips in anything and I’m there!!! These look fabulous!

  16. I love toffee to death, and cashews are some of my favorite nuts ever 🙂 These look amazing!

  17. OMG, I can just imagine the sweet and buttery yet salty flavor of these cookies and my mouth is watering like crazy! How delicious do these look?!

  18. mmmm toffee! I am so glad you linked up to Trick or Treat tuesday 🙂 These look so good!

  19. These sounds so yummy! They would go perfect with my coffee right now!

  20. Oh man. Another fantastic cookie!

  21. Cashews and toffee — two of my favorites together! I’ll probably under-bake them a hair. I like them chewy EVERY day.

  22. Wow, those sound good. Really good. Like, I want them now good! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  23. I am not a crunchy cookie person, but I might like these, they sound really good.

  24. Another brilliant marriage of flavors!

  25. Cindee

    I want to pin this recipe, but the image does not appear on the page; it says “file not found” when I click on it. 🙁

  26. Anonymous

    i really wish this stated how many cookies it makes, but it sounds like a yummy recipe! i guess ill make a double under the assumption i cant have too many

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