Tuesday, November 30, 2010

{bake & blog: spiced toffee chippers}

I am excited to be participating in Kelly's fabulous Bake-N-Blog party over at Jax does design today! I'm sharing a recipe that I have been wanting to try for the longest time ... this was a good kick in the pants to finally get to it :) I came across this recipe in a magazine and thought they sounded like the perfect autumn/winter treat. I had no idea if they would turn out, I just knew the pic in the magazine looked amazing and the ingredient list sounded delightful! Well, I am happy to report that the recipe was easy and the cookies turned out fab!! Here are all the details:

Spiced Toffee Chippers

Prep time: 30 min  Bake time: 12-14 min  Makes: 48 cookies  Freezing: excellent

1/2  cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4  tsp ground ginger
1/4  tsp cinnamon

1  cup all vegetable shortening
1  cup dark brown sugar, packed
1  egg
1  tsp vanilla extract
2  cups Robin Hood Nutri-flour blend
1  tsp baking soda
1  tsp cinnamon
1  tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1  pkg Chipits Skor Toffee Bits

It's all of those lovely spices that first got me salivating!! What a perfect blend for the holidays. I used the Robin Hood brand Nutri-blend flour that the recipe called for {I think they were going for a remotely healthy ingredient here} but I am sure that this could have been replaced with regular flour.

1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper {I found the paper helpful as the toffee bits get a little sticky when baked}.
2. Topping. Combine ingredients for topping in a shallow dish and set aside.
3. Cookies. Beat shortening and brown sugar until well combined. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Add next 5 ingredients, mixing until incorporated. Mix in toffee bits.
4. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, don't flatten. Roll in topping. Place on prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart {they'll look just like tim-bits from Tim Hortons at this point, same size and all coated in lovely sugar & spice}.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 12-14 min. Serve at room temperature.

I have to admit while these cookies were baking, I kept thinking ... THIS is the recipe you wanna be making if you are trying to sell your home and have an open house!! The smell was incredible!

I hope some of you will be tempted to try this simple recipe. I thought the cookies tasted so good and they would make the perfect holiday treat! And because they are excellent to freeze this would be the perfect recipe to do earlier in the season and pull out a batch to take with you to Christmas parties and friends home's all season long.

Be sure to head over to the Bake-N-Blog party over at Jax does design for tons of lovely holiday recipes posted by others! Thanks for popping by :)


The Glam Lamb said...

Nancy - those look amazing! Good job! i think i might just make those for my office holiday party! good lookin' out lady!

Margaret@Hydrangea House said...

I can almost smell that delicious smell just by reading your description. I have never seen toffee bits here so sadly I don't think I would be able to make these.

Wendy said...

they look delish! i did Chocolate Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting - yum!~

K&B by the Sea said...

These sound and look SO YUMMY! I love anything with toffee bits, so you this recipe had me at "1 pkg Chipits Skor Toffee Bits" :-)

I'm happy the Bake-N-Blog inspired you to try out this new recipe - that's what the party is all about, trying something new :-)

Thanks for being part of B-N-B :-)


PS The plate you put your cookies on is beautiful!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

MMMM.... I'm definitely going to try these! I already bookmarked your post!

Unknown said...

This series is making me very hungry- your cookies look scrumptious!

christine, just bella said...

Ohmygosh, these look delicious!! and I love the beautiful plate they're on! Where is it from?

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

These look so good! I love toffee in a cookie. :)
I too really like the plate they are on. Very pretty.

lisaroy said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm ..... I shouldn't be reading this just before dinner - I may have to just jump right to dessert! :)

Lisa said...

I can just imagine how good these taste! Yummy toffee!

Anonymous said...

They sound good, and I like the fact that they freeze well too. Funny thing is, I sort of use the freezer as my hiding place so I won't eat as many and then I just end up taking them onesey-twosey out of the freezer! :-)

Barbara Matson said...

Yummmmmmm! Are you going to bring some tomorrow?

Jill said...

Oh wow! Those sound wonderful! Toffee Bits are SO awesome!
can't wait to try them!

Sarah Klassen said...

those look delicious! thanks for sharing the recipe with us... I need to print this out. Happy December to you* I am patiently waiting for more vancouver snow :)


p.s thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my blog—you are so so kind...

Design Elements said...

sounds delicious, Nancy! I'll tray it. love cooking. Happy December! Hugs to you

Staci Edwards said...

Oh goodness these look delish - I'm going to try them soon!

Anonymous said...

My goodness - they look marvellous - I can almost smell them across the oceans !!

Karena said...

They look sooooo yummy!! Great recipe!

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Wallpaper said...

These look delish!! yummy :)

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