English Toffee Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Now we just baked a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a few days ago. S'matter of of fact, there may still be some in the cookie 'jar', but it's time to whip up another batch.
I saw this recipe on the Godiva website for chocolate chunk trio cookies a few weeks ago and thought about it for this occasion, loosely adapting it here. I liked the addition of English toffee and pecans and so included it, but couldn't care for the trio of white, milk and dark and just opted for dark simply due to the inclusion of the already sweet toffee. As per my usual MO, I doubled the recipe and adjusted the sugars.




Ingredients:
5 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
454 grams (4 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
4 tsp vanilla extract
400 grams dark chocolate, coarsely chopped1-1/2 cup English toffee bits
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans




Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat butter in mixing bowl until creamy, using electric mixer at medium speed. 
4. Add sugars and beat until light and fluffy. 
5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 
6. Beat in vanilla.
7. Stir in flour in three additions.
8. Stir in chocolate chunks, toffee bits and pecans. 
The dough will be very stiff. 
9. Drop dough by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls about 1-1/2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and edges are lightly browned.
11. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes.
12. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely on wire racks.





These babies are awesome..... just the right amount of sweet from the toffee, crunch from the pecans balanced with the deep dark Ikea 70% and Trader Joe's Colombian 80% that I used. Perfect bite-sized melt-in-your-mouth morsels.
Now if I could grab a glass of milk.....




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