These caramel toffee cookies are perfect for the holidays or to simply enjoy on a cold winter evening with your favorite warm drink.
Buttery, caramel toffee flavors paired with the sweetness of dates give these cookies a depth of flavor that are incredibly delicious.
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Toffee Caramel Cookies
These delicious sweet cookies can be dipped into coffee or hot cocoa for the perfect cold-weather snack. They are buttery and sweet but the addition of dried dates helps to reach this sweetness without adding as much sugar as you may expect when you take a bite.
These cookies are perfect for taking to your Christmas cookie exchange or serving to the ladies at your next girls’ night. The possibilities are endless and while these make a great holiday cookie they are far from limited to the holiday season. For a special touch to give as gifts you can wrap them in cellophane and place them inside of a coffee cup and add some caramel cappuccino mix for a fun and flavorful gift that is sure to be well received.
Making the Best Caramel Toffee Cookies
Always remember to preheat your oven when making cookies. These caramel toffee cookies require a preheated oven to help ensure that the chips on top do not have enough time in the oven to melt entirely and become hard burnt candy.
When baking cookies you should always start with room temperature butter and cream the butter and sugar together. This helps to build the perfect texture for your cookies.
Because this recipe does not need to be rolled out you do not need to chill it back down to get the right temperature so be sure to not overheat your butter by working in a very hot kitchen.
Mix your corn starch, baking soda, salt, and spices together before they are added to the recipe. After creaming your butter you can add them to the creamed mixture. While this may seem like an unnecessary extra step it really helps to ensure that they mix evenly into the dough rather than when you toss them directly into your mixing bowl.
Sprinkling toffee and caramel bits on top of the cookies helps to ensure that they stand out against the base of the cookie for both decoration and flavor profile.
Simple changes you can make to these cookies
These cookies are easy to customize and you can even choose to swap out the caramel or toffee chips for another favorite candy to give you a unique recipe. No one will know you started with this simple base. I find that they are amazing with added chocolate chips as well if you want a fun twist to the classic chocolate chip cookie.
If you do not have run extract on hand you can use your favorite spiced rum or even increase the vanilla extract in the recipe to substitute. Swapping it out for another alcohol extract like bourbon is a great way to change the flavor a bit. This ingredient is a basic flavoring that is not essential to the recipe.
Cooks Tip: Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until the edges of your cookies have turned golden brown. This will help to avoid overcooking them and ending up with a hard cookie.
I hope that you give this recipe a try and when you do, please let me know what you think by leaving a ***STAR RATING*** and comment below, or shoot me an email at Joanne@thesaltypot.com. Have a wonderful day!
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 3/4 cup Butter, unsweetened
- 3/4 cup Sugar, brown
- 1/4 cup Sugar, white granulated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon Rum extract
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 2 teaspoons Cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon, ground
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
- 6 ounces Dates, dried, chopped
- 2 cups Toffee bits
- 2 cups Caramel bits
Preheat oven to 350F
1. Mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl, blending the ingredients until well incorporated.
2. Cream both sugars and the butter until the mixture is mixed well and lighter in color.
3. Incorporate the flour mixture, adding one cup at a time, making a soft dough.
4. Fold in the toffee half of both the toffee and caramel bits.
5. Divide the cookie dough into tablespoon-sized dough balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
6. Sprinkle the rest of the mix-ins on top of the cookies.
7. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 2 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 2g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.