Thursday, December 8, 2011

Mocha Toffee Cookies

I can't get enough of this flavor combination!

I always like to make something for my friends birthday.  One of my close friends had a birthday right before Thanksgiving.   I did not have time to plan something for her, but wanted to come up with something delicious.  I came up with this recipe at 8PM on the Thursday night before I wanted to deliver them.  They came out even better than I expected and my friend loved them.  The cookies have a definitely mocha flavor with little bits of toffee.  They capture the chewiness of  a brownie are very addictive.  I think they would be perfect with a little milk for Santa since he will need the caffeine to fly around the world :)

Mocha Toffee Cookies
recipe from Baked Perfection

2 cups all-purpose flour
cup baking cocoa
1 1.4 oz package of instant chocolate pudding Mix
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons instant espresso
cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
cup granulated sugar
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoon vanilla extract
large eggs
1 cup toffee bits, frozen
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

Combine flour, cocoa, pudding mix, baking soda, salt, and instant espresso 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 toffee and morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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