Chocolate Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Irresistible chocolate and toffee cookies. 
Filled with white chocolate, milk chocolate, and crunchy toffee bits.

These cookies are so fun to make. Using a "cookie base" you can make any kind of cookie! It's a simple batter with the usual flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, etc. It's what you add to it that makes it yours.

I participated in the Great Food Bloggers Cookie Exchange, and I made these Chocolate Chocolate Toffee Cookies.

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014

White & Milk chocolate chips + crunchy toffee bits made this cookie a winner.

I'm not a big fan of scooping and rolling out cookies.... So, I like to make a log, freeze it, then slice off the cookies that I need.

Okay, let's start with the Cookie Base Recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. (I cheat when "sifting," I just use my whisk and combine well. Making sure there are no lumps.)

Add in dry ingredients one cup at a time. Mix until just combined.

That is your base! From here, you can add whatever "mix-ins" you would like! Nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips, etc. Anything!!!

I added a cup each of white and milk chocolate chips as well as half a cup of toffee bits. If using a stand mixer, let mix several times around the bowl. If using a handheld mixer, use a wooden spoon for this part! Some mixers do not like to be overworked, don't ask me how I know....

When the dough is ready, I "plop" it onto a giant sheet of plastic wrap....

Roll it back and forth, until a log is formed, and the size of cookie desired is reached.

Finally, just twist the ends in opposite directions, and place in the freezer till ready to bake!

I bake these cookies at 350˚ for 9 minutes. I like my cookies gooey. But, you know your oven, so I like to start peaking around minute 8, and check every 30 seconds until I think they should come out!

What is your favorite cookie to make during the Christmas season???

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