In my quest to continue using up things we have, I found in my (HUGE) candy baking stash yet another bag of Heath Toffee Bits. These were the ones with milk chocolatel. I had seen some great looking cookies that I knew I wanted to make and the toffee sounded like a great addition them. The cookies are Cowboy Cookies, which are basically an oatmeal cookie with chocolate and pecans added. I threw in the toffee and a little something else and these were delicious!
Toffee Pecan Cowboy Cookies, by Katrina at Baking and Boys!, adapted from The Sister's Cafe (Fabulous blog with yummy food, love these ladies and I don’t even know them!)
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Then I added:
4 ounces milk chocolate toffee bits
7 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
4 ounces milk chocolate, toffee, almonds Hershey’s Symphany Bar, chopped
3 ounces Coconut M&M’s
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together to sift. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars and beat for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat again for 2 minutes. Blend in vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Stir in all the add-ins by hand (well, okay, with a spoon). Place balls of dough on baking sheet. I used 1 3/4 ounce scoop. Bake for 11 minutes. Let set on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to wire rack to cool.
The added crunch, flavor and chewiness from the toffee made these fantastic. And the occasional bite of the Coconut M&M’s was delightful. You must try toffee bits in your cookies if you haven’t. I’m so in love with them.
Sam wouldn’t be in the picture, but here’s the other three all dressed and ready for church. Great accomplishment here, but since Kevin was home, he was able to get Scott to wear his new suit! Doesn’t he look all grown up and ready to be 12!
I love this picture. It looks like Scott and Parker are holding Taylor’s hands. Ah, but they are not. And could Taylor BE any cuter?
Handsome boys, for sure! Sam was off hiding around the corner. It wasn’t worth trying to make him be in the picture.
Just that Kevin was even able to get Scott to put on a tie and tuck in his white shirt is more of an accomplishment than you may realize, let alone the whole suit.
Every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man!
Great looking young man there, Scottie! (I wonder how much longer he’ll actually let me call him Scottie?)