Toffee Shortbread Cookies

Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Recipe by Dragon

These lovely cookies are always a favourite around my home during the Christmas holidays. They melt in your mouth and are not too sweet. I love giving these cookies away as gifts to my friends and family. Enjoy!

Makes 3 dozen

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toffee bits (I use Hershey's Chipits Skor Toffee Bits)

1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Cream the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.

3. Sift the cornstarch, salt and flour together. Add to the butter mixture. Stir until dough forms. Mix in the toffee bits.

4. Scoop dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes just until set and the bottoms begin to turn a light golden brown. Cool cookies on the tray for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Mochachocolata Rita said...

Hmm...great cookie ideas for the holidays...i think i should get over my failure and start baking again ^_^

Bunny said...

I love these, look how soft they are, I'm a soft cookie gal.

Indigo said...

I think 'toffee bits' are my two favourite words. These look amazing...

Maria said...

I love toffee! The cookies look wonderful!

Andrea said...

What lucky friends and family you have, these cookies look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing your recipe. they do look divine!

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - these looks like some good cookies!


Passionate About Baking said...

Thees look yummy...there's something magical about toffee; brings out the kid in me!

Sharon said...

Wow, those look amazingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

When you use "toffee bits" in your recipes, do you mean caramel chipits or real hard toffee cut in small pieces? Could you be more specific. Thanks in advance.


Dragon said...

Rita: These are so easy, you won't fail.

Bunny: Me too.

Indigo: Thanks!

Maria: Thanks!

Andrea: I'm the lucky one. :)

Anonymous: You're welcome. :)

Darius: Thanks!

Passionate: Me too.

Sharon: You're welcome!

Suzanne: I used Hershey's Chipits Skor Toffee Bits for this recipe. I hope this helps. :)

Anonymous said...

How much salt goes in? I think I may have put in way too much!!

Dragon said...

Anonymous: I put in a 1/4 teaspoon. I've edited the post to clear that up. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I made these cookies and they crumbled. I couldnt even take them off of the baking sheet.
Did I do something wrong??

Dragon said...

Anonymous: I'm not sure why they would crumble. They are buttery and shouldn't stick to the baking sheet. The only thing I'd suggest is to check and make sure the cornstarch isn't old.

Anonymous said...

I ended up with crumbly ones as well. Tried with new cornstarch second try. Same outcome.

Taste fantastic though!

Possibly a problem with the gluten level in the flour?

Anonymous said...

These are awesome cookies. Mine did crumble too, but I think I made them too big. But, they taste awesome, the best I have ever had. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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