Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Ok, ok! I know. I've been a super bad blogger. I haven't updated in a month. A whole month! Recently, I've had several disgruntled readers bug me about putting up a new post. =) I must tell you- I haven't forgotten about this blog, I promise! In fact, every day that has gone by, I have thought about my blog and yearned to sit down to write. But life has been SO hectic lately and even though I've been back in Seattle for two weeks now, I'm still running around like a headless chicken, trying to get my life back in order. hehe.

I thought that everything would be back to normal once I got back. Wishful thinking. It's actually incredibly difficult to get back into the swing of things when you've been gone for three months. I mean, think of all the errands you'd have to run!

In addition, we've had a few set backs with building the house. Remember how it was supposed to be finished in May? And how I was scrambling to pack up my entire kitchen before I left for California back in March? Well, I came back to find that it has been delayed until July! And I just couldn't bare to unpack the kitchen that I spent DAYS packing up so nicely...just to have to pack it up again in a month. So I've been depressed. I haven't baked since March 12th. And I won't be able to until July. Isn't that the pits? We've been eating out every night. And we microwave stuff. Oh how the mighty have fallen! lol. I went from making everything from scratch to microwaving. I can't even stand it!

Anyway, luckily, I still have pictures saved up from when I did bake before...did I mention that this was before March 12th?? So MSCC readers, if you're here for this month's cupcakes, you're out of luck!

However, this cookie recipe is a close second, I'd say! It's adapted from Martha Stewart Cookies!


It's a dark chocolate cookie with milk chocolate chips and toffee bits. Mmmm...sooo good! It's funny because when I first started blogging, I really disliked cookies. But now that I've featured three different ones, I've realized that it was only a matter of finding a good recipe. Homemade cookies are just SO irresistible!


And they're the best fresh out of the oven!


Start out by combining all the dry ingredients.


Melt dark chocolate and butter together.


Combine sugar, eggs, vanilla, and the melted chocolate.




Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Then add the chocolate and toffee chips.


Plop them on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.


Allow to cool. Or not!


If you're a die-hard chocolate fan, this cookie is for you!


I'm not sure how regularly I will be able to post. Right now, we're spending every waking moment outside of work trying to get last minute things done for the house. There are so many little things that you don't really think about until you're building a house... like "where am I going to find a mailbox?" and "what should our door-knobs look like?" AND my personal favorite: "um...honey? how come the down stairs bathroom is missing a toilet??" hehe. I imagine that life will be pretty chaotic until we're all moved and unpacked, which could take a while. I will try to update as often as possible- I still have a handful of entries that I have queued up from before. But please bare with me! Blogging is still a passion, but unfortunately, not a priority at the moment. I've got bigger fish to fry! har har! Thank you for thinking of me, though! I'm touched that so many people emailed/commented asking for a new post! xoxo, j.


CLICK HERE for the recipe!


17 comments:

  1. take it easy Judy it will all fall in place once things start going....
    Cookies look great its a pity we dont get toffee bits here.

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  2. Hi Judy, I love your blog. I have an interesting discovery for you to play with...try cutting the butter by half on any sweet baking and replace the other half with Coconut Oil. I promise if you try this, you will LOVE it and the coconut oil is better for you than any other fat. I even use it to make stirfry etc... I have baking with the coconut oil (melt it first) many times and always love the result.

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  3. cool! i've never heard of coconut oil. where do you get it from? does it make everything taste like coconut, though? =)

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  4. 'Not a priority' - I feel like that too most of the time! Take it easy, I know you'll be back. You'd never be able to let go of that swirl tip for more than 6 months! :)

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  5. Aw well clearly we all just miss you because you and your blog are so wonderful. Good luck with all of your house stuff and can't wait until you're able to bake/cook up a storm again. Sounds crazy over there :).

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  6. Judy - welcome home! Late with comments here but these cookies look wonderful! I'm glad you used the bits o brickle - the milk chocolate ones are just so-so. Not a lot of toffee flavor - I can't believe that you used to HATE cookies! :) I might make these tonight! Looking for a good toffee recipe - PLEASE blog about your house progress or end results - how exciting. Oh - and I'm making a chocolate torte with grated carrots (yes, carrots) - ever had one??? Also - believe it or not, you can get coconut oil at Walmart (in the veggie oil section) LouAnn's for about $5-6 a can. It lasts a long time - as well as health food stores (Spectrum brand) etc. Great stuff!

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  7. Hi, I love your blog! Could you tell where where you got the cherry blossom paper for the cupcake holders please? Thanks
    esiemefa@yahoo.com

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  8. Well it's almost August and I am Dying a slow death here waiting for a morsel of anthing that would let me know you plan on getting back to the keyboard and your kitchen!

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  9. These cookies look so delicious, I will most certainly be adding this recipe to my recipe box! You pictures surely speak for themselves!

    Thank you so much for sharing ... your blog is a joy to explore! :)

    Come join me at www.allgoodthingsorganic.blogspot.com


    Have a lovely day in your kitchen!
    ~All Good Things Organic

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  10. YUM. My mouth is watering just looking at these cookies.

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  11. I just discovered your blog and your items look AMAZING! I am trying to send this will drool on the keys...you have a real knack for photos and recipes.
    I'll be back!

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  13. They look moist and fantastic! They are heavenly out of the oven I'm sure..

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  14. What a great blog!

    This looks so delicious!

    Have a nice time!
    Paula

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  15. I just stumbled across your blog looking for how to make cupcake wrappers. Then I saw all the delicious recipes and gorgeous goodies. You, dear, have now been added to my 'favorites'. Thanks so much for your blog!

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  16. Una vera dolcezza questi tuoi biscotti

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  17. Dear Judy

    your blog is a god-send for novice bakers like me. Very few bloggers are so generous with their experiences and recipes, you're a rare breed! Really so happy to have found your blog. However I realised your last post was in June this year. Hope things are well with you and you'll resume your baking adventures so we can continue to be inspired by you.

    Cheers
    angel
    Singapore

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