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Sunday
Oct102010

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

So with all this pumpkin, apple, caramel and maple action happening at the moment, we thought we’d take a quick break from the fall dessert madness. 

It’s halftime at the fall party.  Sit down.  Stretch.  Take a load off.

Don’t fret cupcakes, we’re planning a big old ode to fall sweeties next week (pumpkin people, we’re looking at you), but at the moment, we’re taking a short sabbatical from your standard autumnal flavors.

So what are we baking?  Cookies, kiddies, we’re baking cookies.  Not just cookies though, big cookies.  And we mean BIG cookies.

Like cookies so big we had to utilize an entirely new pan.  You know we have problems resisting shiny new baking equipment.  Oh and shoes too.  But baking equipment is probably more relevant here.

Where have these muffin top pans come from?  And how come we weren’t invited to the party sooner?  Seriously, these things are magic.  And completely dangerous for big cookie lovers like us.  Because you can make really big cookies with these fancy muffin top pans.  We suppose you can also make muffin tops, but, um, we didn’t.

Also, if you have any sort of minor obsessive, type A tendencies (hi, we’re the Blue-Eyed Bakers, and we’re OCD) these pans will be your new best friend.  The cookies!  They’re all the same size!  And they stack up perfectly!  Which is of course, a very important component of cookies.

So what kind of cookies did we make?  Right, you probably want to know that minor detail.  Ok fine.  We made salted toffee chocolate chunk cookies.  Yup.  Salty, chewy toffee and big old chunks of chocolate.  Not rocket science, but pretty delicious.

Actually, more than pretty delicious.  Amazing.  Chocolate and salty toffee baked up in a big old muffin top shaped cookie. 

This is one tasty halftime party.

Salted Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes 16 large cookies

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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1 cup toffee pieces (we used Heath bars)
Fleur de sel

Preheat oven to 350 F. 

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.  Slowly add flour mixture and blend until completely incorporated.  Stir in chocolate and toffee.

Drop 2 ounces of cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or into the cups of a muffin top pan.  Sprinkle each cookie with a generous pinch of fleur de sel.  Bake until cookies are puffed and just started to brown, 13-15 minutes.  Transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely.

 

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Reader Comments (25)

Yesss... I love salt + sweet!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica @ How Sweet

YUM. Love the salty and sweet - and I love Heath bars! And big cookies are always better than little ones of course!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy M.

Must find muffin top pans!! Perfect even sized big cookies calling me!! Oh and the recipe sounds darn good too! Salted toffee? Chocolate? Next stop, delicious city!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea the kitchen Witch

Yes, a very happy halftime indeed. I LOVE those pans too!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

what a great idea with the muffin top pan!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at KeepItSweet

Abby (or was this Katy?): Please stop posting such delicious recipes, my Yummysoup is getting really really stressed out. These look amazing. If this is Abby, I'm borrowing your muffin top pan.

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

I love how they are all the same size! Looks delicious!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

Holy moly those look incredible!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Holy moly I love heath bars so I know I will love these even more! I have a pan like that too! but I actually bought to make muffin tops-even tho its technically a cookie pop pan so there are places to put sticks too ha still gets the job done :)

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvan @swEEts

yum-ola, great now I need one of those shiny muffin top pan thingies!!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

OMG X 1000!!!!!!!!
These look beyond SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!!
And that pan!
I must find out where you got the pan!
Perfect!
My husband would be PUTTY if I made these for him!
You girls are WAY CUTE!
Love love love your blog!
Love your adorable~ness!
And would love to have a button for this blog on my blog!
So if and when you get one...I must have!
xoxoxoxoxoox
I'm a huge FAN!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterteresa

Everyone needs one of these pans!! We got ours at a baking supply store but there are a ton on Amazon! Go! Buy! Bake!!

October 13, 2010 | Registered CommenterBlue Eyed Bakers

You totally have my number on all of these recipes! I LOVE sweets, but most especially those with chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, and salt.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissfitbliss

How have I never thought to make cookies in a muffin top pan??? What a fantastic idea. I love a big cookie!

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie@Cozydelicious

I would kill for one of these cookies right now!!

Seriously, I would kill for one of these.

Yum, Yum, Yum.

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookbook Queen

A muffin top pan!! Really?? Where was I when this was invented???? I need one now. WOW!!

sprinkle fleur de sel on cookies. WINNER!

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLina

Oh yes..., big cookie baking tray have been introduced & its amazing what the cookies you can come up with. This is a lovely recipe, so thanks ladies :)

October 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Johnston

Salty & Sweet! Always a winner!

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBo

Hi

Where did you purchase your muffin top pans.

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

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