It was now time to marry the dry and wet ingredients. The recipe said to add the dry flour mixture slowly, but being only 14 years old I was just a little impatient. So I dumped the whole bowl of flour into the mixture and started to blend. Much to my surprise, the flour shot out of the bowl creating a cloud flour around me. I was covered in flour.
I did manage to get a dough of sorts onto a cookie sheet and place it into the oven. As I was cleaning up I actually thought the cookies were smelling pretty good. Then like teenagers do, I got distracted. I forgot about the cookies in the oven until it was too late.
When I pulled them out they were as hard as hockey pucks, and that good smell from earlier was trumped the obnoxious stench of burnt chocolate.
Fast forward to today. I have since mastered the Nestle Toll House Cookie Recipe and have found that it is a great base for almost any cookie you would like to make.
We were having a few friends and their kids over the other night so I wanted to make more of a kid style cookie. I looked through my pantry and saw I had some white chocolate chips and a bag of toffee pieces and decided to make the cookies below.
Toffee and White Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup of white chocolate chips
1 cup of toffee pieces
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl sift (I am a big fan of sifting my dry ingredients. Here is a great article by
Add eggs one at a time.
SLOWLY mix in the dry ingredients
Stir in in white chocolate chips and toffee chips.
Drop rounded teaspoons on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute then transfer to a wired rack to cool completely.
Noah: "Not bad!!"
Ian: "The white chocolate tastes like REAL chocolate!!"
The cookies were a big hit with the kids and Noah's buddy even asked if he could take some home. These would be a great alternative to the everyday chocolate chip cookies.