Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Toffee Cookies

I use to make these a lot when my girl's were teens and would send them to college for the girl's, i was just thinking about them. Once I make them I will post a picture.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups oats
1 cup dried cherries
4 1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup toffee pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, sift together flour and baking soda.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice during mixing. Add the egg; mix on high speed to combine. Add the vanilla; mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.Add flour mixture to egg mixture, and mix on low speed until well combined. Add the oats, cherries, chocolate, and toffee pieces; mix to combine after each addition.Spoon a heaping tablespoon of dough onto a lined baking sheet. Repeat, spacing 2 inches apart.Bake cookies until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.

2 comments:

The Japanese Redneck said...

I need to be forbidden from reading really good recipes for a while. Need to be back on the die-it.

My Crazy Family said...

I know what you mean. I have been on a diet since December 27 and it is a killer not being able to eat and make yummy stuff. I am on a detox one so it is really tough. But I am down 24.2 pounds. :o)
I bought a new skirt set for my son's Air Force graduation and I don't want it to be tight on me so I have to be good until after next Friday. LOL