Best Toffee Cookies With Pistachio and Chocolate

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These easy toffee cookies have a delicious rich flavor and a nutty aroma which make them an absolute must try.

A delicious brown butter cookie dough is coated in lots of different kinds of chocolate chips, toffee bits and pistachios, giving the cookies the perfect crisp edges.

These cookies can be enjoyed as a dessert or a snack, and are just right for someone who has a sweet tooth.

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What I Love About the Recipe

My favorite part about these toffee chocolate chip cookies is the fact that they taste almost exactly like homemade toffee pieces, but in a cookie form.

They have that delicious nutty caramelized flavor and crispy edges with a chewy inside that everyone in my family loves.

They might take a bit more effort and kitchen time than other cookies out there, but for me, they’re totally worth it.

Toffee Cookies Cooking Times

  • Yield: 8-12
  • Prep Time: 35 min
  • Bake Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 50 min

Ingredients for the Toffee Cookies

To make the delicious toffee cookies, here’s what you’ll need.

  • Cold Unsalted Butter (Cubed): Adds a rich, buttery taste to your cookies and creates a tender, crumbly texture.
  • Granulated Sugar and Light Brown Sugar: Add sweetness to your cookies, with the brown sugar also imparting a hint of caramel flavor.
  • Eggs: Act as a binding agent, helping all the ingredients blend together seamlessly and giving your cookies structure.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavors in your cookies and adds a touch of extra sweetness.
  • Baking Soda and Cornstarch: Help your cookies rise and spread, with cornstarch adding softness and chewiness.
  • Salt: Brings out the flavors of all the other ingredients, balancing the sweetness and enhancing the overall taste.
  • Cake Flour And All-Purpose Flour: Form the base of your cookies, providing structure and texture, with cake flour contributing a softer crumb.
  • Milk Chocolate Chips, Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Chips, Mini Chocolate Chips, and Large Chocolate Chips: Provide a variety of chocolate flavors and textures, from sweet to bitter, and from melty to chunky, offering a delightful chocolate experience in every bite.
  • Toffee Bits: Infuse your cookies with a sweet, slightly burnt sugar flavor and a crunchy texture, adding depth and interest.
  • Salted Pistachios (Shells Removed): Add a savory note to balance the sweetness, along with a delightful crunch and a pop of color.
  • Sea Salt: Enhances all the flavors, adds a little extra crunch, and provides a pleasing contrast to the sweetness of the cookies.
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How to Make the Toffee Cookies?

Got all your ingredients ready? Here’s what you need to do next to make these delicious toffee cookies.

Step 1: Cream Butter Until Fluffy

In the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium bowl, cream together the cubed cold butter and the sugars, on low speed for 1-2 minutes. Increase speed to medium to high and continue beating for another 2-3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 2:Add Eggs and Vanilla Extract

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and add the vanilla extract, mixing well after each addition.

Step 3: Mix in the Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl add the baking soda, cornstarch, salt, cake our and all-purpose flour, whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time. Mix using a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until incorporated.

Step 4: Prepare the Chips Mixture

In 2 medium bowls divide the baking chips, toffee, pistachios in half, each half in a separate bowl. Add 1 bowl of the baking chips, toffee and pistachios to the dough, on low speed and mix until incorporated.

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Step 5: Make Cookie Dough Balls

Remove the dough from the mixer and cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out cookie dough and by using your hands, shape the chilled dough into large cookie dough balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Cover With Chocolate Chips

Cover the entire surface of the dough ball with baking chips mixture from the second bowl. Fill in any and all gaps with the baking chips.

Step 7: Bake Cookies Until Golden Brown

Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle each dough ball with coarse sea salt. Bake only 6 dough balls to 1 baking tray.

Step 8: Cool Cookies

Bake in the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely, ideally for at LEAST 15 minutes on a cooling rack.

What Other Variations Can I Try?

While these toffee cookies have the perfect toffee-like flavor balanced with the nutty taste from the pistachios, you can also try out some other variations if you want to.

I love making some browned butter for these cookies, and then using them instead of the unsalted butter that this cookie recipe calls for.

To make brown butter, all you need to do is heat a nonstick pan, add your butter in and let it stay on medium heat, stirring continuously until the butter begins browning. Once you let the butter turn golden brown, take it off heat, allow it to cool down and let it chill in the refrigerator for a while.

You can then use this brown butter to make some delicious brown butter toffee cookies, which when teamed up with the brown sugar, tastes insanely delicious.

Tips to Make the Toffee Cookies

Think you’re ready to try out these cookies? Wait up. You might want to have these little tips and tricks handy too.

  • I’ve used unsalted butter for this recipe, but you can also choose to use salted butter if you want to. Remember to use softened butter, not melted butter.
  • Once you add chocolate chips to the cookie dough, remember not to overmix the dough.
  • If you don’t have baking soda that the recipe calls for, you can make do with baking powder instead too.
  • I would also recommend letting the cookie dough chill in the refrigerator for a while. Chilling cookie dough helps the cookies get their proper shape when they are baked.
  • In addition to the toffee pieces, you can also choose to add some chopped chocolate into the dough for some extra chocolate flavor.
  • Remember to line the baking sheets with parchment paper to keep the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.
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How Do I Store the Cookies?

You can store your brown butter toffee cookies, or practically any baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days, if not more.

Some cookies last longer than others, and that’s simply because of the kind of ingredients that go into making them.

Pistachio Toffee cookies

Best Toffee Cookies With Pistachio And Chocolate

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Delicious Toffee Cookies With Pistachio And Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large Eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1⁄2 cups Cake flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips, 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips , 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips , 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips , 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Large Chocolate Chips , 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Toffee Bits , 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 1 cup Salted Pistachios, shells removed, 1⁄2 cup reserved
  • 3 tbsp Sea Salt

Instructions

Step 1: Cream Butter Until Fluffy

In the bowl of a stand mixer or a medium bowl, cream together the cubed cold butter and the sugars, on low speed for 1-2 minutes. Increase speed to medium to high and continue beating for another 2-3 minutes until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Step 2:Add Eggs and Vanilla Extract

Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add in the eggs, one at a time, and add the vanilla extract, mixing well after each addition.

Step 3: Mix in the Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl add the baking soda, cornstarch, salt, cake our and all-purpose flour, whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time. Mix using a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until incorporated.

Step 4: Prepare the Chips Mixture

In 2 medium bowls divide the baking chips, toffee, pistachios in half, each half in a separate bowl. Add 1 bowl of the baking chips, toffee and pistachios to the dough, on low speed and mix until incorporated.

Step 5: Make Cookie Dough Balls

Remove the dough from the mixer and cover, refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out cookie dough and by using your hands, shape the chilled dough into large cookie dough balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Cover with Chocolate Chips

Cover the entire surface of the dough ball with baking chips mixture from the second bowl. Fill in any and all gaps with the baking chips.

Step 7: Bake Cookies Until Golden Brown

Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle each dough ball with coarse sea salt. Bake only 6 dough balls to 1 baking tray.

Step 8: Cool Cookies

Bake in the center rack of the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool completely, ideally for at LEAST 15 minutes on a cooling rack.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 768Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 2143mgCarbohydrates: 92gFiber: 6gSugar: 54gProtein: 11g

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