Friday, July 2, 2010
Cookie Recipe #181 - Toffee Cookies
Eating one of these is like enjoying a candy bar rather than a cookie. The base is chewy with a savory layer of chocolate and topped with crunchy chopped walnuts.
Ingredients: 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, 1 3/4 cups oats, 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed, 1/2 cup light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, large pinch of salt, 1/2 - 3/4 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a 15x10 inch baking pan; set aside. In large mixing bowl, mix together butter, oats, sugar, syrup, vanilla extract, and salt; press into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 15-18 minutes, until the mixture is brown and bubbly.
Remove from the oven to heatproof surface and immediately sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before spreading evenly over the base with a spatula. Top with the chopped walnuts and allow to cool before cutting into squares. May be placed in the refrigerator for a few minutes to help the chocolate harden.
Makes 36 cookie squares.
"The Cookie and Biscuit Bible", Anness Publishing Ltd, London, 2003.