Sunday, April 21, 2013

Toffee and Double Chocolate Cookies | Secret Recipe Club

I was thrilled when I read my email about a month ago.  I received my April Secret Recipe assignment.  I recognized this blog immediately and was excited.  This month I was paired with Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.  I have been an admirer and follower of her blog for quite sometime. 

Liz has been blogging since March of 2010 and she has many loyal followers.  Just sifting through her extensive well rounded assortment of recipes, you know why.  Each recipe is approachable, tasty and mouthwatering.  She focuses her blog on her cooking and baking while her hubby and 3 kids stay outside the focus of her camera.  If you have not had the opportunity to browse through her blog, I would highly encourage you to – you certainly won’t be disappointed.  Trust me.  Smile.

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If you have not heard of the Secret Recipe Club yet, let me give you a quick snapshot of what the entire buzz is about.  It is a group of food bloggers who once a month are assigned to another food blog and get the opportunity to peruse a new food blog along with selecting a recipe you want to make.  The best part is the reveal day – you find out who had your blog and visa-versa.  It is fun to see what recipe caught their eye.  Sometimes it is a recent recipe and other times folks really dig deep to the archives.  If you are interested in joining, simply click here to learn how.

After multiple visits to Liz’s blog, I finally made my selection.  She posted her Toffee and White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  They instantly made my mouth water and knew I needed to make them.  I went to the store yesterday in search of Heath Bars without avail. Thus I needed to substitute and the next best thing was the toffee heath bits in the chocolate chip section.  I also decided to add in dark chocolate chips and a tinge more vanilla.  The end result was simply magical.  Big smile.  Haven’t decided if these will go to my office or hubbies.  Either way – these will make many folks have a happy Monday.

Toffee and Double Chocolate Cookies

Make 4 ½ dozen cookies

1 ¾ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 Cup Heath bar toffee bits
1/2 cup coconut, shredded
1 Cup white chocolate chips
1 Cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375º. Line baking sheets with parchment and set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, then add vanilla and egg. Beat well. Add flour, baking soda and salt to creamed mixture. Mix well. Add oats, toffee pieces, coconut and white and dark chocolate chips. Mix well. Use a one inch ice cream scooper and place a scoop of dough on baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 11 minutes. Allow cookies to cool a few minutes - then remove to cooling rack.

Originally adapted from The Cafe Sucre Farine


  1. I just adore Liz and everything about her blog. These cookies are fabulous!

  2. Mondays should come hand-in-hand with cookie consumption! These look delicious!!

    I have never heard of Liz's blog - will definitely check it out! :)

  3. Liz's blog is wonderful and you picked a great recipe to make. I bet these cookies didn't last long!

  4. What a yummy sounding cookie, it sure would be tough to eat just a couple of these cookies!

  5. Oh, I'm SO glad you made these cookies!!! They are one of my favorites. I'm certain they'll be a hit at your office or your hubby's :) Thanks for such a sweet introduction, Lisa!!! xo

  6. Those cookies definitely sound amazing! Nom nom nom!!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  7. These look absolutely divine!

  8. I love Liz's blog! These cookies are a great choice, toffee and chocolate is always a winner!

  9. What a great recipe and looks super tasty. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

  10. Liz has the best recipes and this one is delicious looking. Great SRC post!

  11. Yum- love the combo of white chocolate and toffee. These cookies look chewy and delicious.

  12. Lovely cookies - they'd be perfect with a tall glass of milk of with my evening cuppa!

    I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to be a part of it -

  13. And you can call these healthy as they have oats in them!

  14. Wow! I love chocolate cookies and these one with toffee and DOUBLE chocolate are must-have ones...What a gorgelicious pile!!!

  15. I just bought heath bars to make ice cream with, so you can just imagine how much I love your cookies! They look so delicious! Adore Liz's blog and I'm sure I have them pinned from her, but want to double pin them to be sure I give them a try! Have a great week, Lisa!

  16. Lisa! I bet those cookies brought smiles to many faces. I'm grinning over here without even taking a bite. Yum!!
    I hope you are enjoying our GORGEOUS weather. I think I might just have spring fever;)

  17. Liz's blog is absolutely amazing. So many great things to chose from. Great pick! Your cookies look wonderful!

  18. I bet these didn't last a hot minute at who ever's office they went too!

  19. I'm a huge fan of Liz's blog and find myself especially drawn to all her baked goods but everything she shares always looks and sound delicious! Lisa-you made a fabulous choice in these yummy looking cookies-will have to bookmark to try!

  20. Your cookies sound terrific...I have some of those toffee bits sitting in my baking drawer. :)

  21. You can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes in my book and this one looks like a winner for sure! I love the addition of coconut too.

  22. I love the sound of toffee and double chocolate cookies - these look SO good!

  23. How fun to get to choose something from Lizzy's blog. She is a true gem. Love this cookie recipe...great job for this challenge, Lisa:)

  24. reading your post it occurred to me i haven't had a really good cookie in a while. i miss cookies. might have to book this one in this weekend :)

    Happy SRC reveal from a group C member!!

  25. Liz knows her way around cookies, what a treat to get to pick anything from her site! You made a good choice, the cookies look incredible!

  26. Fun group! And these cookies look awesome. I LOVE me some toffee. I wish we had it here in Germany!


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