Coffee toffee cookies are a sweet and nutty cookies made with browned butter, espresso powder, toffee bits and a good sprinkling of salt. They're such a good mix of flavors.
COFFEE TOFFEE COOKIES
It all started with an ice cream flavor that I've become obsessed with called coffee toffee. Then one day when I was browning some butter I wondered what would happen if I just added some espresso powder to that perfectly golden butter. Well, these cookies happened. And it might be the best thing that's happened to me lately. We can't get enough!
The nutty flavors coming through from both the browned butter and the toffee chips, along with the coffee flavor from the espresso powder is such a winning combo. Then top it with some flaky sea salt and it's perfection!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THESE COOKIES
COFFEE & TOFFEE- The slightly bitter taste from the espresso powder pairs so well with the sweetness from the toffee.
CRISPY EDGE & CHEWY CENTER- My favorite cookies tend to have crispy edges without being a complete crispy cookie. The chew in the middle is a must. These cookies are the perfect combo of both!
SMALL BATCH- I decided because this isn't a flavor that lends itself to everyone, ie kids, that 8 cookies seems like a good amount to have on hand. Of course if you're like me you'll be doubling it so you have extra cookie dough for when the craving hits!
- Espresso Powder
- Brown Sugar
- Granulated Sugar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Heath Toffee Bits
- Flaked Salt
Browning butter may sound like a daunting task to someone who’s never done it before, but it’s not hard at all. And I promise once you try it and smell it you’ll never want it another way again.
Put ½ cup of butter (1 stick) in a medium saucepan over medium heat. You are going to want to stir it while it cooks, go past boiling, and past foaming, til it turns a nice golden brown with a nutty smell. Make sure you are keeping an eye on it because it goes from the perfect brown to burnt fairly quickly.
Once you have finished browning the butter, pour all of it, even the brown bits on the bottom, into a glass bowl. Pour 1 tablespoon espresso powder in and allow to dissolve in hot butter. Place in the fridge to allow to solidify again. This will take about an hour or two.
Place butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add the egg, mix until smooth on low speed, about 30 seconds each egg. Beat in the vanilla.
And baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour mixture to bowl and mix on low, being careful not to overmix. I usually like to stop mixing when I still have flour remnants around the bowl. Fold in toffee chips.
Scoop the dough into large balls. I like to use a ¼ cup cookie scoop. At this point I usually like to chill my dough for 24 hours if time permits, but at least a few hours.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place 8 cookie balls on your baking sheet, and sprinkle with some flaked sea salt. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes. You're looking for a nice golden brown outside rim.
These cookies will keep fresh for 2-3 days on the counter stored in a ziplock bag or air tight container. I always freeze mine the night that I baked them and then pull them out as needed from the freezer. This way they taste just as fresh as when you baked them.
I used the Heath Toffee Chips that had toffee and chocolate in the bag. If you can't find that you could easily use the plain toffee bits and add chocolate chips, or chopped chocolate. Or you could chop up any kind of toffee you have on hand.
I like to salt my cookies both before and after baking. When you do it before some of the salt will fall off onto the baking sheet. This allows for bits of salt to end up baking underneath the cookie as well. Then I salt again after baking to make sure they have little bits of salt all along the top.
IF YOU LOVE BROWN BUTTER MAKE SURE YOU TRY:
Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, my most favorite.
The always classic Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brown Butter Salted Toffee Blondies, which come together so quick and easy!
Or, the perfect summertime Brown Butter Peach Crisp
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Coffee Toffee Cookies
- ½ cup butter browned and solidified
- 1 tablespoon espresso powder
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg room temp
- ½ tablespoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup heath toffee bits with chocolate
- flaked sea salt for topping
- Start by browning the butter. You'll take ½ cup of butter (one stick) and melt in a medium saucepan, and then continue to cook past the point of boiling. You will do this over medium heat, past the point of the butter foaming, until it turns a nice golden brown, and has a nutty smell. Make sure you are stirring and watching it, because it will turn from perfectly brown to burnt fairly quickly. Once finished browning, pour into a glass bowl, and add espresso powder. Mix until no clumps of powder are left. Place the bowl in the fridge to solidify again. You will want it to become a soft solid again to start the cookie dough. This should take a few hours.
- Place butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the egg, mix until smooth on low speed, about 30 seconds each egg. Beat in the vanilla.
- And baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour mixture to bowl and mix on low, being careful not to overmix. I usually like to stop mixing when I still have flour remnants around the bowl. Fold in toffee chips.
- Scoop the dough into large balls. I like to use a ¼ cup cookie scoop. At this point I usually like to chill my dough for a 24 hours if time permits, but at least a few hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place 8 cookie balls on your baking sheet, and sprinkle with some flaked sea salt. I sprinkled a few more toffee bits on top too. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes. You're looking for a nice golden brown outside rim.
- Allow cookies to cool on the pan before moving to a cooling rack to hold their shape.