Monday, June 11, 2012

Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies with Oatmeal


I have been craving cookies for a long time.  I've been baking tons of cupcakes, muffins, and little cakes, but not cookies. Cookies had taken the back seat and   I finally got the chance over the weekend.  We were going to  our neighbor's cookout, and we had made more ice cream, Strawberry and Lemon to take to the party.  (More on that later in a later post.)  I made these Double Chocolate Toffee Chip cookies, so good with lots of chocolate, and chewy a bit with the oatmeal to go with the ice cream.

I knew that I wanted to make simple, yummy cookies, so I decided on Chocolate Chip Cookies. I had some semi sweet and dark chocolate chips and then  I threw in some toffee  chips. I don't know about you, but I always have trouble with the traditional  Tollhouse  Chocolate chip recipe.  They spread out too much and look like the aliens made them. I saw that Kayla @The Cooking Actress refrigerated her cookie dough overnight to improve the cookies, so I gave it a try. I even put them on different cookie sheets, and I still all I got rejects.  I thought that I would get perfectly shaped cookies, and I got misshapen, alien cookies. They taste great though, just not good for pictures.  Do you have this problem with your cookies. Do you have a better chocolate chip cookie recipe, that gives you perfectly shaped cookies? If so, send me and email, and I'll try it out.


In the past, to get decent shaped cookies, I had added oatmeal, about a cup,, which improves the texture greatly. Therefore, this time I added the oatmeal, not a lot, about 1cup, and I got perfectly shaped cookies, like  these, whew.  I didn't want a whole batch of "rejects."  I took the cookies to the cookout, and not one was left. Try adding oatmeal to your Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!  Enjoy!



Double Chocolate Toffee Chip Cookies with Oatmeal
Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toffee chips
  • 1/2 to 1 cup  rolled oats (optional)
Directions
PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in semi sweet, dark chocolate and toffee chips.  Stir in rolled oats. Refrigerate dough at least 2 hours or over night.  Shape into 1 1/2 ball. Place on ungreased cookie sheet

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#22
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17 comments:

  1. Sound delicious for this chip cookie recipe! It's make me so hungry! I can't wait to eat this :)

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    1. Let me know, if you make these, and how they turnout, They are perfect for
      for a BBQ!

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  2. A craving really can be a great motivator! These cookies have the tastiest add ins that I can think of and with a base of rolled oats makes them a winner. Wish I had some of these in the cookie jar now-yum!

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    1. Tina,
      Cupcakes had taken the stage, but I was craving cookies, so I baked these. they out very well after I added the oatmeal.

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  3. These are cookies which would keep me up all night thinking about them :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,
      You will have to make these. they are so good, chocolaty, chewy, and crunchy.

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  4. My sons love oatmeal cookie and this is perfect timing tomorrow is his birthday I think I will surprise him with these thanks Becky!

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    1. Claudia,
      These cookies have more flour that rolled oats, so they are more like a chocolate chip cookie, with a little bit of oatmeal. you could add more rolled oats to the batter to get a more oatmeal-like cookie. Tell your son Happy Birthday for me!

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  5. Looks great! I lovea good cookie and these look really tasty!

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  6. Spencer,
    These cookies are so good, chewy, crunchy, and chocolaty.

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  7. double chocolate toffee chip!!! I think I would have eaten all the batter before I got it into the oven - how delicious!!!
    Mary x

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  8. Mary,
    The batter was very tempting, but I saved most of it for the cookies:)

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  9. Oh, Becky!!! I'm SO trying to lose a couple of pounds before we head to Las Vegas in a couple of weeks (Liv's Nationals) so I can feel good in my swim suit... but these are almost irresistible!!! I"m thinking they might be just what the girls need during the event though for a little energy!

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    1. Kim,
      These are very hard to resist. They also taste good frozen, just sayin".
      I'm sure that Liv and her friends will like them.

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  10. I love cookies...any shape or form. I would love them with the added toffee too. My mom always made chocolate chip cookies and 'stretched' the dough by adding oatmeal, so those are my favorite cookie ever. Thanks for sharing your learning process. So happy you linked up at Weekend Potluck.

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    1. I love the Weekend Potluck, and each week it is gaining more participants.
      By adding the oatmeal, I was trying to improve the texture.

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  11. If you change the amount of butter and substitute that amount with Crisco shortening, this helps with the "spread factor". I am not a fan of chocolate chip cookies, hubby loves them. As for the amount of butter and Crisco - you'll have to experiment.

    Love your blog!

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