Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 Days of Cookies! Day 3: Chewy Toffee Coffee Cookies

I remember when I first ate a  Skors could argue it was my first love. So who wouldn't think toffee wouldn't be AMAZING in a cookie and it IS! How about adding a little coffee to kick up the flavor too!

1 cup butter, softened 
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon hot water
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup almond toffee bits

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir together espresso powder and water. Add to butter mixture, stirring well.
Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in toffee bits. Cover and chill dough 30 minutes.
Roll dough to 1/2" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/2" round cutter or Christmas cookie cutter. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 275° for 50 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool

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