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Rich, decadent, and delightful Toffee Brownie Cookies are calling your name. The combination of intense chocolate, coffee, and toffee is phenomenal. You can never go wrong with making cookies that are this incredible. Perfect for the person who thinks about chocolate all the time. 🙂 These toffee cookies are fantastic for all sorts of holidays, gatherings, and events.
Make them for all occasions, and they will disappear before your eyes because they are too irresistible!
Toffee Brownie Cookies Recipe
This time of year, you can never have too many cookie recipes, especially if you like to make homemade goodies for your sweetie for an occasion. Ooey-gooey and rich with chocolate and coffee flavors, these brownie cookies have a dense and fudgy texture that’s just perfect. A topping of toffee chips that melt into the cookies during baking sets them apart from many other cookie recipes out there.
I am OBSESSED with fudgy cookies and brownies. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for cake-like treats too, but my heart is always begging for fudgy treats. These brownie cookies will blow you away with their texture alone, then you add in the insane flavors, and you can’t help but go wild. I feel like I have found a sweet treat for life when I baked these toffee brownie cookies the first time. I have a feeling you are going to go through the same experience.
What is the Difference Between Toffee and Caramel?
While toffee and caramel are both impressive and delicious, they do have some differences. The main differences are the ingredients that are used to make both of them, then the fact that they are heated to different temperatures. Caramel typically has water, milk, and sugar, while toffee is simply butter and sugar. Toffee is cooked to a higher temperature, so it begins to crack and has that noticeable crunchy texture we all love. Caramel is only heated to 248 degrees, while toffee is 300 degrees. That extra 52 degrees really makes a difference on the result of the treat.
Thankfully, you don’t have to be a chef to make these cookies! You can simply purchase pre-packaged toffee and skip trying to heat it up. While I love spending time in the kitchen, I am not sure that I am at a stage where I am ready to make toffee yet. 🙂
How do You Make Brownie Cookies Chewy?
I’ll admit that I struggled with getting chewy cookies for years, but with some practice and experience, I have been able to get the best results.
One thing that genuinely affects how your cookies are going to turn out is how long you mix the batter. You should never over mix it, or you are going to end up with a flat, dense, cookie that isn’t very good at all. Just barely mix the dough and fold in ingredients like chocolate chips without actually mixing it more. This is the first step to delicious chewy treats.
If you bake the cookies for a longer time than required, you are going to end up with a crunchy cookie. These brownie cookies are best when they are chewy and fudgy. So, don’t overbake them no matter what you do. They may even look like they aren’t cooked all the way when you pull them out, and this is fine. They will finish setting up and baking while on the cookie sheet.
While you don’t need a lot of ingredients to make these toffee brownie cookies, when they are mixed together, they create an intense cookie experience. As I mentioned earlier, these are rich and decadent, and you are sure to enjoy them.
- Bittersweet chocolate, chopped – Another option is to use semi-sweet chocolate chips!
- Unsalted butter
- White granulated sugar
- Instant coffee – Regular or decaf will be great!
- All-purpose flour
- Cocoa powder
- Baking powder
- Table salt
- Toffee bits
How do You Make Brownie Cookies from Scratch?
Preparing and baking brownie cookies from scratch is so easy. Most of your time is spent having to smell the aroma of the freshly baking cookies. And trust me, once you catch a whiff you will be more than ready to eat some of them.
First Step: Begin by preheating the oven to 325 degrees F. Then put parchment paper on cookie sheets so they are lined and will prevent the cookies from sticking.
Second Step: Melt the chocolate and butter together in a medium microwave safe bowl using 30 second bursts. Stir until the ingredients are smooth and creamy.
Third Step: Using your stand mixer, and the eggs and sugar in the bowl and beat together the sugar and eggs until combined, about 30 seconds. Mix in the instant coffee and vanilla then beat again until combined.
Fourth Step: Mix in the chocolate, baking powder, and salt. Then carefully and slowly add in the flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Don’t overmix.
Fifth Step: Gently fold in the toffee chips, and be sure to reserve 1/4 cup for the tops.
Sixth Step: Place rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets. Be sure to space them 2 inches apart. Dip the tops of the balls into the reserved toffee bits.
Seventh Step: Bake the toffee brownie cookies for 11-12 minutes. Once out of the oven, immediately add the remaining toffee chips to the tops of the cookies. Cool on the baking sheets.
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Toffee Brownie Cookies
- 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounce bag toffee bits
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together using 30 second bursts. Stir until smooth.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar and eggs until combined, about 30 seconds. Add the instant coffee and vanilla and beat again.
- Add the chocolate, baking powder and salt. Then slowly add the flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
- Fold in the toffee chips, reserving 1/4 cup for the tops.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets spacing 2 inches apart. Dip the tops of the balls into the reserved toffee bits.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes. Once out of the oven, immediately sprinkle the tops with any remaining toffee chips. Cool on the baking sheets.
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While there are tons of options when it comes to desserts, I like to make a lot of cookies. They are perfect for transporting, carrying around, and munching on whenever you feel like it. Here are some of my favorite cookie recipes that I think you will enjoy.
- Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies – I will admit that I am pretty much addicted to coffee flavor desserts, and these cookies are at the top of my list. Whip up a batch to see how incredible they are.
- Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies – It’s impossible to shy away from these insanely delicious cookies. They are filled with all my favorite dessert foods too.
- Boston Creme Pie Vanilla Sandwich Cookies – Making sandwich cookies is a BLAST!! You can make so many different flavors, and they look gorgeous.
- Chewy Coconut Lime Sugar Cookies – These are a unique and fun spin on regular sugar cookies. They are lovely when the weather is hot, and you are craving something zesty.