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coconut toffee oatmeal cookies.

i hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! mine was full of this. and some of these. and these.

some of you may have leftover coconut from Easter recipes. i have the perfect use.

trust me. you’ll thank me later.

i’m not sure what i would do without the vast cookie recipe list over at Averie Cooks. have you checked it out yet? i’ve made a handful of Averie’s cookies and each one is out.of.this.world!

i practically drooled over the name coconut toffee oatmeal cookie, so i knew i had to make them. stat.

coconut flakes, heath bar bits, and chocolate chips come together to create an incredibly flavorful, chewy cookie. Averie notes that the coconut flavor is definitely there, but not overpowering in the slightest.  and she’s definitely spot-on! i love coconut, but i know many of you may not.

the coconut flavor isn’t overwhelming the cookie at all! it’s just right.

crispy edges. soft, gooey center. extra chewy. meets my cookie criteria!

i think i found my new favorite cookie.

coconut toffee oatmeal cookies

(categorized under cookies)
adapted from Averie Cooks
makes about 2 dozen cookies
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits (Heath Bar Bits ‘o Brickle baking pieces)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, cream the butter and sugars.  Beat in the egg.
  2. Slowly stir in the vanilla, baking soda, coconut, flour, and oats.
  3. Gently fold in the toffee bits and chocolate chips.
  4. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes (you want the dough to be COLD at all times, so keep in the fridge between batches).
  5. Preheat oven to 350F.  Drop by tablespoon-fuls onto ungreased cookie sheet or silpat.  Bake for 11-13 minutes.  Allow to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cookie rack.  Enjoy!

*i like my cookies VERY soft. these had to cool down quite a bit on the cooling rack until they were firm.  be careful removing them from the baking sheet or else they may fall apart.

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ps: you may also enjoy these cookies too!

butterscotch toffee chocolate fudge cookies

butterscotch toffee chocolate fudge cookies

chewy oatmeal m&m cookies

oatmeal m&m cookies

brown butter toffee chocolate chip cookies

brown butter toffee chocolate chip cookies

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butterscotch toffee chocolate fudge cookies.

Hooray! SBA is now on facebook! to follow me, simply “like” Sally’s Baking Addiction on the right sidebar. 🙂

let’s take a look at these last goodies. butterscotch. toffee. & chocolate fudge. these cookies are decadent.

as i was brainstorming how to use up some leftover heath bar toffee bits from my brown butter toffee chocolate chip cookies, i realized i haven’t shared any chocolate cookie recipes on SBA yet.  i have a go-to chocolate cookie recipe that i found ages ago and have used it several times. this basic chocolate cookie recipe has absolutely no eggs (wooooo! safe cookie dough!) and results in a super rich cookie that is almost brownie-like. moist, fudgy, and very chewy. i like my cookies extraaaa chewy.

     

butterscotch toffee chocolate fudge cookies

(categorized under cookies)

makes 2 1/2 dozen

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened to room temp
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup hershey’s special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk (i used almond milk, but regular or soy would be fine)
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup toffee bits (Heath Bar Bits ‘o Brickle baking pieces)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray (or line w/ silpat). Set aside.
  2. With a stand alone mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until light & creamy. Add both sugars & vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir in milk. Add the second 1/2 of the flour mixture. Mix well. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. Scoop the chilled dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes and let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet between batches.
*note: keep the cookie dough chilled in between batches. dough MUST be cold.
*note: these cookies will be very soft and may appear undone when taking out of the oven. they will firm up after cooling on the baking sheet, though.

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ps- i think you’ll enjoy these cookies too ;)

browned butter toffee chocolate chip cookies

snickers bar stuffed chocolate chip cookies

coconut toffee oatmeal cookies

brown butter toffee chocolate chip cookies.

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cookie time.

if you are looking for that one secret ingredient that will truly take your cookies to the next level and really give them that “wow” factor, then surprise! you actually already have this ingredient in your kitchen.  browned butter.  it’s my new little magic trick.

taking a few extra minutes to brown the butter before adding it to your recipe truly makes a WORLD of a difference.  it adds a rich, nutty undertone to your baked good and almost tastes like caramel and butterscotch at the same time. is that even possible? ohhhh yeah.

oh, and it makes your kitchen smell heavenly.  🙂

my first time browning butter was last month when i made my sweet & salty caramel pretzel m&m blondies  (sidenote: this is by far the best blondie i’ve ever tasted b/c of the browned butter).

browning butter instructions: on medium heat in a shallow pan, melt the butter until it has a golden amber color (like the color pictured ↑), with a distinct nutty smell. once it reaches this point (about 8-9 minutes), remove from heat immediately & pour into a separate dish before using in recipe. be very sure not to burn the butter. there is only about a 60 second timeline between browned butter & burnt butter.

don’t burn that butter!  burnt butter tastes bitter and no one wants to take a bitter bite out of a cookie. 😦

now, onto my toffee chocolate chip cookies!

i found annalise’s brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe (seriously, go there. she has the BEST recipes) and knew i had to make them immediately since i am now a browned butter fiend. i modified her recipe a bit by subbing half of the chocolate chips for heath bar toffee bits. the result is an amazingly chewy, caramel-y, chocolate-y, buttery cookie with an incredible toffee crunch. they. are. addicting!


INGREDIENTS

(categorized under Cookies)

adapted from Completely Delicious

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee bits (Heath Bar Bits ‘o Brickle baking pieces)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Stir constantly.  Remove from heat immediately when the butter begins to turn brown (about 8 minutes). Pour into a shallow dish and chill until it become solid, but still soft. (i left mine in the fridge for 2 hours and let it get back to room temperature for a few minutes)
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat the brown butter and both sugars together on medium speed until light and creamy.  Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add the vanilla.
  3. Mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined.  Add the chocolate chips and toffee bits and mix until incorporated into the dough.
  4. Drop by rounded 1 inch balls onto baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just beginning to brown.  Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

ps- i think you’ll enjoy these sweet treats too ;)

sweet & salty caramel pretzel m&m blondies

sweet & salty caramel pretzel m&m blondies

oatmeal m&m cookies

oatmeal m&m cookies

coconut toffee oatmeal cookies

coconut toffee oatmeal cookies

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