Posted in Cookies, Sara

This past Valentine’s Day my husband had to be at work all day. Half way through the day I decided I should be a good wife and take some goodies in. My husband loves these sugar cookies. Loves them. He especially loves them with a fluffy pile of sweet buttercream frosting on top. However, I was taking the treats into everyone and I wanted to pack them in a cute Valentines basket I had so fluffy frosting wouldn’t work. And I didn’t have time to wait for Glacé Icing to dry. So that’s when I rummaged through my pantry and came up with these. They are so super yummy. The buttery sugar cookie pairs perfectly with the creamy chocolate and sweet crunch of the toffee. They were a big hit with his co-workers and quickly became a favorite in our house. They’ve become my go-to for baby and wedding showers too. You can make them ahead of time, they look totally adorable- yet elegant at the same time, and they can be stacked and packed. They look so fabulous tucked in a peep window box or a cellophane treat bag tied with a ribbon. Perfect!

Chocolate Toffee Sugar Cookies

1 recipe Sugar Cookies, cooked until slightly golden brown on the edges*
dipping chocolate, dark, semi-sweet, or milk. I prefer dark
white chocolate or almond bark
Heath toffee bits

*Even if you like your sugar cookies soft, you’ll want to cook them so they’re crisp and buttery for this recipe. Roll them on the thin side and then cook them until they’re just golden brown right around the very edges and they should be perfect.

To make this process quick and easy, I pre-bake my sugar cookies. As soon as they are cooled to room temperature I stack them in a tupperware container and pop them in the freezer. (I do the same thing when I’m going to frost with Glace Icing). You can do this up to a week (probably more really) ahead of time. The dipping process is actually really quick and easy, so if you have your cookies already made and ready you can throw these together really fast. If your cookies are frozen you don’t even have to defrost them. Just take them right from the freezer adn start dipping. The cold cookies make the chocolate harden fast too!

Start by preparing your dipping chocolate. Put it in a small, flexible bowl (like a plastic one) for best results. Dip half of the cookie in the chocolate and tap off excess. When I dip I angle the cookie so only the front gets dipped half way, and just a tiny bit of the back has chocolate on it. I scrape the edge on the bowl to have a nice clean edge to my cookie.


Thanks to my sister for being such a great hand model! Work with a few cookies at a time, and place them on either parchment paper or a Silpat after dipping in chocolate. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle on some toffee bits.




Melt your white chocolate or almond bark in the microwave. For best results, chop into chunks (or just use white chocolate chips like I do) and microwave in 40 second intervals, stirring in between until melted.

You can drizzle the chocolate on with a fork, place it in a zip-lock bag and then cut off the tip.



When all of the chocolate is hardened, remove from the parchment paper and break off any white chocolate that is hanging over.


The picture below is from a baby shower brunch I hosted recently. These little beauties looked so pretty on the table. It’s like they put on their fancy clothes.


By doubling the sugar cookie recipe, using a 2-3 inch heart cutter and rolling them about 1/4″ thick I got about 100 cookies.

I hope you guys can try these soon- I guarantee you’ll fall in love with them like I did!

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27comments

  1. 1
    Christy says:

    those are so pretty!! and alot easier to make that I would have thought!

  2. 2
    Taryn says:

    YUM! The look and sound delicious, plus they are beautiful! I am going to have to try these!!!

    Love,
    Taryn

  3. 3
    Pixeltrash says:

    Oh yum! That looks awesome.

  4. 4
    becca says:

    Mmmmm these were sooo good!

  5. 5
    Kara says:

    Oh goodness, I am suddenly hungry. These not only sound delicious, they look beautiful!

  6. 6
    Erin says:

    Wow, these look so good. And they are so pretty too!

  7. 7
    Tricia says:

    These are the yummiest cookies!! WARNING: highly addictive!!

  8. 8
    Krista says:

    these look amazing! did you get your new camera yet?

  9. 9
    Kate says:

    I’ve been dying to try these since you told me about them, but I keep getting sidetracked with people wanting the glace cookies!! I may need to make some, anyway…

  10. 10
    Tammy says:

    What a thoughtful wife you are. I’m sure you made your husband feel special when you brought them to work. They look delicious.

  11. 11
    LeBeau Family says:

    You can’t eat just one! They are a perfect edible table decoration.

  12. 12
    ~Sister Boogie Woman says:

    I can’t wait to try these!!!

    I love that you use a ziploc bag to drizzle the white chocolate on, as it is something I do too!!

    I have to say that I am so glad to see you say that you use Tupperware! It is so wonderful!

  13. 13
    Sara @ Our Best Bites says:

    Krista- Camera should be getting here this week, can’t wait!

  14. 14
    Emily says:

    Oh yum! Those look so cute and good (what on this blog doesn’t?)! I LOVE your sugar cookies and can’t wait to try them this way.

  15. 15
    Linda says:

    I just found your blog…I love these cookies and you have a great site!

  16. 16
    Kathy - Panini Happy says:

    You know, I just happen to have some leftover unglazed sugar cookies sitting in my freezer right now, waiting for my next decorating inspiration to strike. Dipping chocolate and toffee bits just might do it!

  17. 17
    amber says:

    i am always looking for new recipes to try and i just found your site. i think i am your newest regular! the cookies sound amazing…i can’t wait to try them out.

  18. 18
    Lori says:

    Those are beautiful! It is so unfortunate how cookies tend to lose their luster after the holidays. Personally, I love them year round. :) I need to try these for sure!

  19. 19
    dijensen says:

    Sara– I made these yesterday with my friend and they were delicious. I have had a favorite sugar cookie recipe for years but decided to try yours and boy, am I glad I did–they are delicious!! I LOVED the combination of chocolate and toffee bits. Thanks so much for the recipes.

  20. 20
    cindy says:

    I made these cookies and they turned out great. I posted the finished product on my blog. They were beautiful and delish! Thanks!

  21. 21
    Cheri says:

    Just had to say I LOVED these cookies! Beautiful presentation, they taste fabulous, and they were really fun to make!
    Thank you so much for sharing! I'm planning on linking some new fans to your wonderful blog!
    YUM!
    Again, thank you!

  22. 22
    Anil says:

    These look AMAZING! I would like to use them as a gift at a baptism. Do they freeze well? I need to transport them from one end of Canada to the other. WOuld you recommend to put them in a large tupperware and bag them just before the event? Or should I bag them before and pack them carefully? Does the chocolate have a tendency to melt?
    THANKS! Selina
    [email protected]

  23. 23
    Wendy Moreno says:

    I want to make these with some crushed candycanes for Christmas cookies.

  24. 24
    angie says:

    All your recipies look so wonderful. Can’t wait to try one!

  25. 25
    Danielle Churchill says:

    I used this recipe in a cookie contest at my husband’s work and won! If you’re ever in the Boston area let me know. I won a gift card to a local (delish!) deli & bakery and I’ll take you there. :) Thanks for the fab-o recipe!!!

  26. 26
    john says:

    ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 27
    Lindsey says:

    Made these and the Candycane Kiss cookies yesterday, AMAZING! They are incredibly good! The more well done the better too, I thought I’d ruined a sheet by leaving them in too long but they were the best ones! Thanks for my new favorite :).

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