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Two Peas and Their Pod: Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

It was nice having a break from cooking and baking while we were in Palm Beach. Our room did have a full kitchen, which was nice so we didn't have to eat out all of the time. We didn't do any major cooking though. By the end of the week I was itching to get back to my kitchen. I missed my appliances, gadgets, and oven.

After unpacking, cleaning, doing laundry, I baked cookies. Our friends were visiting from California and I wanted to make them an extra special treat. I took my chances and made up a new cookie recipe. I wanted to create a cookie with all of my favorite things: almonds, toffee, chocolate chips, and oatmeal.

I started with a basic chocolate chip oatmeal cookie base. I then added in almond extract, chopped almonds, chopped Heath bars, and chocolate chips. The cookies were loaded with goodies!

I know I baked these cookies for our friends, but of course I had to sample them, just to make sure they were safe and good enough to handout:) One bite and I was in heaven! These are my new favorite cookie! I LOVED them! The toffee melted throughout the oatmeal cookie. The almond bits and chocolate chips bulked up the cookies in the most perfect way.

I am glad I wrapped these cookies up and gave them away. I know if they were sitting on the counter I would not be able to resist. They are that good!

Almond Toffee Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

(Printable Recipe)

½ c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1 1/4 c. flour
1 1/4 c. oats-not quick oats
Chocolate chips-3/4 cup

2 Heath bars-chopped

Almonds, chopped-about ¾ cup

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Combine butter and sugar in your mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. On low, add in egg, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat until combined.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, Heath, and almonds. The dough should be nice and thick, with chunks of goodness

Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with Silpats or parchment. Bake for 10-12 minutes! Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and indulge!

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Blogger Risa said...

These sounds great. I would love the melted toffee.

6:14 PM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Lucky friends!! :-)

6:14 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

So yummy. What a great treat for your friends. I always miss my kitchen when I'm away

6:29 PM  
Blogger Valerie Gamine said...

Anytime there is toffee involved is a sign of rich deliciousness! Thank you.

6:35 PM  
Blogger anudivya said...

Sadly, WHole wheat flour does not work well with chocolate chip cookies, there are some things not meant to be changed and this is one. I love them with oats the way you have made it.

6:37 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Oh my word these look fantastic!!!

6:38 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Holy Yum! They look amazing. Mmmm...toffee.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I've never had chopped almonds in a cookie. Great idea!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Manggy said...

I love that you came back to the kitchen almost immediately :) Welcome back!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow...these sound great!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

sigh. you make the BEST cookies. i totally wish i was your neighbor...

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no, I am in trouble with these. I love toffee and almonds, so of course I have to make them. Visiting your site is really bad for my diet! :)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Ok, these cookies were AMAZING. Like, just aMAZEing. And I say "like" because I'm from california. Ha.

Here's my review:

There is simply nothing greater than visiting a friend who has developed a food blog with so many posts dedicated to baking. It's like a guaranteed party in a box! I was extremely pleased to spy a cutely packaged bag of cookies on the kitchen counter during our visit and kept my fingers crossed the entire time, hoping that they were specifically set out for me. Boy, was I stoked to find out they were! I say "stoked" a lot because I'm from california.

There is really nothing better in THIS WORLD than crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-and-melty-on-the-inside stack of cookies. The toffee bits melted directly into the oats, the combo of chocolate chips and chocolate outside of the toffee bar led to a magical meld of goodness in my mouth. Add in crunchy almond bits and the sweetness of almond extract? TERRIFIC.

And although food allergies are not usually cause for celebration, the guy who accompanied me during the visit is deathly allergic to tree nuts. The whole stack was mine, mine, ALL MINE!! Bwaahaahaha.

I definitely returned back to california with ZERO cookies. C'mon, I had a full day of vacation left AND was delayed at the airport for a couple of hours. They were heavenly and AWESOME. And I say "awesome" a lot because I am.

Thanks again, guys!


9:37 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous flavors! I'm drooling...



10:06 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Cute packaging! I love all the flavors in these yummy cookies.

10:09 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

Sounds like you had a good break. What terrific looking cookies - I could use a couple right now with my afternoon coffee.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Ooh, I love that last pic! These look and sound delicious. What I wouldn't do for one of those right now.

Come on over, I made a recipe inspired by you :-)

11:50 PM  
Blogger Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

wow!!!!!! toffee...thts new to me although i did try brownies with toffee once...our likes quite like almonds, toffee, oats, chocolate too....;p

12:49 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow, they sound really good. I'm so glad you invented this new cookie! I'll have to remember it.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I love toffee in a cookie-these sound great.

4:03 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Mmm, the toffee sounds great!!

5:47 AM  
Blogger Veron said...

Everything you put in these cookies sound delicious. And nicely packaged too!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Leslie-You are too cute! It was my pleasure baking cookies for you! We hope you guys will come visit again!!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Love the way you package them! They sound yummy!!

6:54 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I adore toffee bits in oatmeal cookies, yummy!

7:04 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

Cute packaging! The cookies look deeee-lish.

I am the same - always happy to be back home cooking after a vacation.

7:10 AM  
Blogger Esi said...

Yum! I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, so all the add ons sound even better!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

I'm counting 6 cookies in that (very cute)package and I know you ate one cookie. That is 7 cookies. I have a pretty good feeling that recipe made more then 7 cookies. Where is the rest of the cookies??? Awe...Are you sending them to me???
I also saw on twitter that its hard for you to gain weight. Honey, I got that handled for ya. I'm an expert in this field. Just come stay with me for a while and I can fix ya up. Guaranteed!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Megan-You are right the batch made more than 7 cookies. Before I added in the almonds, I baked off some for Josh. We also bagged up some cookies for our other friends who took us to the airport. I promise I didn't eat them all:)

7:22 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

Great creation! Love all the things you tossed in! I'm totally itching to cook and bake too after having last week off! I made bread monday night, and then biscotti and granola last night lol :)

7:44 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

This is why I love cookies - not only are they portable and easy to make, but they are like a blank canvas just waiting for goodies to be thrown at them. Love this combo!

8:13 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

These sound great with all those goodies in there!!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Sophie said...

These cookies look loaded and amazing. Divine!

8:24 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Oatmeal and toffee are a winning combination!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Dorie said...

The combination sounds so terrific and I love the way they look in their neat little package. The texture on these must be great.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

that's it... I am moving to Utah :) These look absolutely delicious... although I'm with your hubby on the no almonds. These would be perfect for me for breakfast this morning... haha

8:51 AM  
Blogger Elly said...

Mmmm these look so great. I love love love toffee in anything...and oatmeal cookies are a favorite, too.

9:08 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks everyone! I Hope you try them!

9:52 AM  
Blogger The Caked Crusader said...

This is exactly the sort of biscuit I love - great presentation too with the gingham ribbon

10:00 AM  
Blogger Dewi said...

Your cookies looks delicious. Yum!

10:10 AM  
Blogger Lyssa said...

It's Lincoln's sister, Lyssa. I'm wondering how you resist eating all this delicious food? I've tried a few of your recipes and always love them. Thanks for a fun, informative, useful blog!

10:26 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

Mmm, I love that toffee and almond combo!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Lyssa-Great to hear from you! Don't worry I do eat what we make, I promise! I just don't eat it all:) I am glad you liked the recipes you have tried!

10:58 AM  
Blogger The Fat Dietitian said...

I am addicted to toffee anything... These sound fabulous!

11:42 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Ooooh! These look incredible, Maria! You make lots of amazing cookies, so if these are your new favorite, I know that I'd better try them!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Kate @ Savour Fare said...

These look amazing! They're like English toffee oatmeal cookies, with the almonds and the chocolate.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

I've done a similar one, well, I guess it just had chocolate and almonds, but I loved them. You've just added another dimension with the oats and toffee! Yum-o!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

They look fantastic, love the almond extract in them! Toffee is just so good!

1:22 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

These look and sound great. I'm a toffee lover. Have a great day.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

These cookies are loaded! They look like a cookie that men would just love!

2:55 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

Oh my goodness, I really shouldn't blog surf when I'm hungry! These look SO good!

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These look really good! Would love some right now!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Oh wow! Could these have anymore awesome things in them?! All of my favorites. They sound so good.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Marthe said...

These look really scrumptious!!

6:22 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

Oh Yum! Toffee is my favorite, especially in a cookie.

7:17 PM  
Blogger grace said...

clearly, all you had to say was "heath" and i was on board. that's one of the finest candy bars ever made. question: what in the world is the difference between heath and skor?

3:23 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

They look THAT good. I'd love these w/ the added almonds and toffee- my two fave things to incorporate into baked goods!

5:40 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

You sure do bake the best cookies! Do you ship?!

6:08 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

These cookies are full of yummy things!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Next time let me know because I will give you my shipping address :-) I was drooling and then you mentioned heath bars and woo hoo!!!!

Nicely done!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love when cookies look perfect and delicious! No one wants to try an ugly cookie! These look wonderful

10:19 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

how lovely!!! i miss baking cookies... gotta do it soon... :)

10:20 AM  
Blogger Jen L. said...

That sounds like the world's most perfect cookie! I love your packaging, too.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Maria, lets see how those big boys travel! :) Great job, those are all flavors/ingredients that I love, too!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Tina said...


7:28 AM  
Blogger eatme_delicious said...

Yumm delicious creation! And the ribbon you tied the cookies with is so cute.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Plain Chicken said...

These were great! My new favorite. I will be making these again and again. Thanks! I am so glad I found your blog!

1:13 PM  
Blogger Spryte said...

Those sound FABULOUS!! What a great combo!

9:10 AM  
Blogger ♥Rosie♥ said...

Oh my goodness what divine cookies!

2:08 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

Those cookies look so good!

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh they sure do look DIVINE!!!!!!

2:36 AM  

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