Salted chocolate chip and toffee biscuits / cookies

7 May

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Hands up if you think Twitter is addictive? Now, wave your arms in the air like you just don’t care if you find Pinterest more addictive than chocolate? Just as I thought – that site is one helluva a rabbit hole. I always find inspiration and great baking ideas but I spend yonks of time going off on all sorts of fab tangents.

Pinterest lead me to this delish recipe for sea salted toffee chocolate chip cookies from the beautiful website farmgirlgourmet.com – here’s the original http://www.farmgirlgourmet.com/2013/04/toffee-chocolate-chip-cookies.html

This is yet another salty/sweet biscuit [or cookie] and everyone who tried one loved it. I think I prefer this   to the pretzel biscuit I recently blogged.

I was lucky enough to be sent some toffee chips from my lovely Canadian cousin-in-law Heather. In Australia perhaps you could substitute caramel bits, available in the baking aisle.

I did reduce the amount of sugar, choc chips and toffee chips from the original, and changed the use of flour to plain white flour rather than whole wheat.

GATHER:

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup white sugar

150g dark choc chips

2 eggs

3 cups plain flour

200g dark choc chips

125g toffee or caramel chips

225g butter, diced, at room temperature

Best quality sea salt

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and line two baking sheets with baking paper.

In bowl of electric mixer beat both sugars and butter until pale, about two minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, until well combined, then add flour.

Tip in choc and toffee bits and beat on lowest speed until just combined.

Using a tablespoon place a dollop of batter of prepared sheet and gently flatten using a fork dipped in flour.

Sprinkle over sea salt then bake for 12-ish minutes, until just cooked.

Place on wire rack to cool.

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39 Responses to “Salted chocolate chip and toffee biscuits / cookies”

  1. Awanthi @ I Speak Awanthi May 7, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    That seriously looks SO awesome. *wants some right now with a cuppa*

    • thehungrymum May 7, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      Oh, gosh. You’re such a great one woman cheer squad Awanthi 🙂 I may or may not have some sitting on the bench as I type 🙂

      • Awanthi @ I Speak Awanthi May 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

        Oh yum! I’m sitting here stuffed post-dinner party and I STILL think I could manage one of your gorgeous biscuits!

      • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 10:54 am #

        There’s always room for dessert 🙂

  2. chocolatesuze May 7, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    i definitely know what you mean about going off on tangents on pinterest! these cookies look delish!

    • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 10:49 am #

      It should def come with a warning [pinterest, not the bickies] ;0

  3. tastytreats13 May 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    This looks great! I want to try it!

    • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Cheers! Hope you do try it – let me know x

  4. Liz May 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    Wow–lovely. I always appreciate toffee chips and it’s fun to see them in a traditional cookie dough. lol pinterest as a “rabbit hole”–I don’t go there for that reason. These blogs are a deep enough void (though an informational one 🙂 ) as it is.Thanks for sharing. Maybe I can “pinterest” (is it officially a verb yet?) through you 😉

    • thehungrymum June 11, 2013 at 11:40 am #

      Good idea – stay away from Pinterest [except if you’re Pinning me, of couse :)]

  5. ChgoJohn May 7, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    There’s just so much to like about these cookies. I bet they don’t last a long time — unless you hide them. 🙂

    • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Thanks 🙂 Hiding is a great idea – my kids eat FAR too many baked goods!

  6. ohlidia May 7, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Love the combination of sweet and salty. These look fabulous!

  7. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet May 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    So glad you enjoyed this recipe. They sure are addictive!! Thanks fo the link back as well!! Happy baking!

    • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks for the wonderful blog & inspiration!

  8. Micha May 8, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Yes, please!

  9. Little Gumnut May 8, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    oh dear oh dear. I don’t think I can bear the deliciousness of this recipe!!

    • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 10:49 am #

      Hehehe! Try ’em – bet you’ll love ’em x

  10. Adsoes May 8, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    They look as delicious as I’m sure they taste! Just finished a hearty winter caserole dinner and am hungry again looking at those…

    • thehungrymum May 8, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      Ta Adsoes 🙂 I do love me a chip, be it choc or other.

  11. Super Horst May 8, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Wire rake? From the garage?oh, ok.

  12. Sara (Belly Rumbles) (@bellyrumbles) May 9, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    I could get lost in pinterest for hours! loving these cookies 🙂

    • thehungrymum May 10, 2013 at 11:04 am #

      Isn’t it dangerous!? Thanks Sara – they’d be a doddle for you to make 🙂

  13. carla @ eat sweet. by carla sue May 9, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Yum! These look, and sound, sooooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing 😀

    • thehungrymum May 10, 2013 at 11:03 am #

      Cheers Carla – they are pretty good 🙂

  14. tastytreats13 May 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Hi! I nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    http://tastytreats13.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/liebster-award/

  15. ButterSugarFlowers May 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    HungryMum, you have made my stomach growl once again. This looks like the perfect flavor combination!

  16. Choc Chip Uru May 12, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    These cookies look so totally addictive 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum May 12, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      Thank you! Love that you love my baking 🙂

  17. sweetbakedlife May 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    These look amazing! Can’t wait to try!

    • thehungrymum May 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 Let me know what you think of them when you make them.

  18. Sarah @ The Cook's Life May 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    So many recipes, so little time! Can’t wait to try these, though my hips say differently!

    • thehungrymum May 13, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

      I know – I have a pinterest board called ‘to bake’ and I am always adding to it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  19. Sophie33 June 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    I made these beautiful cookies & they rocked my taste buds! Ooh yeah!!!

  20. Saskia (1=2) June 19, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    Oh yes, right with you on the PInterest addiction. The great irony with Pinterest is that one spends so much time being inspired that there is little time left to actually create (or bake)!
    These cookies look lovely, especially as they contain 3 of my favourite ingredients – choc, salt and caramel.

    • thehungrymum June 19, 2013 at 6:28 am #

      I’ve been trying to stay away from Pinterest lately but it is so hard to resist its siren call… and yes! Al the time looking when one could be baking. Hope you get a chance to make these 🙂

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