I think I've become addicted to cookies. I really never liked cookies to much till a few months ago. I was always able to pass off a cookies; But now, I can't! I've just come to absolutely love cookies! And I really wanted to make cookies these afternoon; Reaaalllly wanted to make some. But I wanted to make a cookie I hadn't made yet.
I've always been a pretty big fan of the Heath Bars and I usually always have the heath bar toffee pieces or heath bars somewhere floating in the pantry. And I happened to have some in there today. So I decided to make a cookie with the heath bar toffee pieces. I really wanted to add walnuts to this, however, sadly, I had none. It would had been so much better if I had walnuts!
But the cookies came out so good! They were very soft cookies; Really, really soft actually. Which I really liked. You can had 2 minutes to the baking time to have cookies that aren't so soft; But I these cookies are a must try.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped Heath Bar pieces (toffee bites)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, salt ad baking soda in a bowl. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the heath bar pieces and walnuts. set aside.
2. Cream butter until fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat well. Add vanilla.
3. Alternatively add the heath bar mixture and the flour mixture, a third at a time, until well blended. Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes. An hour would be better.
4. On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, spoon the cookies dough in 1-inch diameter balls. Place 3 inches from each other. These cookies do spread, so be careful.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just starting to brown. Remove from oven then let cool for a few minutes. Then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 6 dozen cookies