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Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Rachel
May 8, 2022

These salted toffee chocolate chip cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Thin and chewy cookies loaded with rich chocolate chunks and crunchy salted toffee. These cookies require an hour of chilling so everything sets up, but otherwise they come together quickly. If you prefer, you can substitute store-bought toffee chunks.

fresh cookie topped with sea salt next to a glass of milk

Highlights of this toffee chocolate chip cookie recipe:

  • Crisp edges
  • Soft cookie
  • Studded with toffee pieces
  • Chewy texture
  • Good mix of salty and sweet
  • Rich buttery flavor
  • Gooey center
cookie dough balls

Simply make the cookie dough according to the recipe, scoop even sized amounts of dough onto a sheet pan and place in the freezer until hard. Transfer the cookie dough to an airtight container or freezer bag labeled with the date, type of cookie, and baking instructions. Keep in your freezer stash for 6-8 months. Remove desired amount when needed, bake, and enjoy! You may even want to make a double batch!

Tools I used for this recipe:

  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to sheet pans, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
  • KitchenAid 6 Qt. Stand Mixer – I always recommend a stand mixer as it saves time and helps to keep baked goods consistent.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home baker! Perfect for scrapping cookie dough out of the mixing bowl.
  • Portion Scoops – my go to for getting even sized cookies that bake perfectly each time!
hot, gooey salted toffee chocolate chip cookie torn in half on parchment paper

If you like these salted toffee chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love these other great cookies…

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Funfetti Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Grocery List:

  • Stick of butter
  • Large eggs
  • Granulated White Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Flour
  • Semisweet Chocolate Chunks (can use milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips)
  • Toffee chunks (can use store-bought toffee bits or health bars)
cookie dough with chocolate chunks

Instructions for the salted toffee chocolate chip cookie recipe:

For the toffee:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. Combine butter and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Once the butter is melted, stop stirring and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook, stirring occasionally, until it turns a dark amber color and the temperature reaches 285 degrees F, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Carefully pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and allow to cool completely. Once cool, use your hands or a food processor to crush the toffee into small chunks. Alternatively you could use store bought toffee bits.

For the cookie dough:

  • In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract, whole egg, and the egg yolk. Mix until incorporated.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix on low until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and the crushed toffee bits. Cover the dough and allow to chill for 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Once cooled, use a portion scoop to measure even sized scoops of dough (roughly 1 oz.) and transfer to the prepared baking sheet, leaving 3-4 inches between each cookie – these will spread*. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Notes:

*You can also substitute store-bought toffee, you will need about 1 cup.

*Toffee can also be made ahead of time.

*These cookies will spread, if desired after baking, while still warm use a round cookie cutter or jar lid to gently scoot the cookies into perfect circles! I only put about 4 or 5 cookies on a half sheet pan at a time.

up close of a toffee cookie with sea salt

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 8 votes
Crunchy salted toffee and chocolate chunks in a chewy brown sugar base.
Servings 24 Cookies
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 57 minutes

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • 1 oz. Scoop – optional

Ingredients
 
 

For the toffee:

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

For the cookie dough:

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Whole egg, room temperature
  • 1 Egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks

Instructions
 

For the toffee:

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside. Combine butter and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until butter is melted, about 5 minutes. Once the butter is melted, stop stirring and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cook, stirring occasionally, until it turns a dark amber color and the temperature reaches 285 degrees F, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Carefully pour onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and allow to cool completely. Once cool, use your hands or a food processor to crush the toffee into small chunks. Alternatively you could use store bought toffee bits.

For the cookie dough:

  • In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract, whole egg, and the egg yolk. Mix until incorporated.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix on low until fully combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and the crushed toffee bits. Cover the dough and allow to chill for 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Once cooled, use a portion scoop to measure even sized scoops of dough (roughly 1 oz.) and transfer to the prepared baking sheet, leaving 3-4 inches between each cookie – these will spread*. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container for up to a week!

Notes

*You can also substitute store-bought toffee, you will need about 1 cup.
*Toffee can also be made ahead of time.
*These cookies will spread, if desired after baking, while still warm use a round cookie cutter or jar lid to gently scoot the cookies into perfect circles! I only put about 4 or 5 cookies on a half sheet pan at a time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 3gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 132mgFiber: 1gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 500IUCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 391kcal
Cost: $
Course: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies, Cookies, Dessert, Toffee

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salted toffee chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper

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  1. Julie skeen says:

    I am so going to make these too ! Ive never made toffee so ill have to grab some corn syrup..but these look so good !

    1. Rachel Author says:

      They are very similar to the thin and chewy chocolate chips cookies, but I love the crunch of the toffee and a sprinkle of sea salt on top is great! I have made the toffee without corn syrup before, it changes it just slightly. Enjoy!

      1. Hi! I was planning on making these today. You are mentioning corn syrup for the toffee but its not mentioned in the ingredients list. How much do I need to add? Thx!

      2. Rachel Author says:

        Hi! Sorry for the confusion, I removed corn syrup from the recipe but my not have removed it from the grocery list. You do not need any corn syrup for the toffee – just butter, sugar, and vanilla.
        Thanks!

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