To start what I think I’m going to call “The Cookie Project,” I have made Toffee Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum.
The Cookie Project is going to be 6 months long and once every two weeks I am going to test a different cookie recipe (maybe more often, depending on how it’s going). The reason is that I am getting married in 7 months, and have decided that instead of having a traditional wedding cake (we’re going to have a small one to cut), I want to have Ice Cream Sandwiches. Ice cream is my favorite dessert, and if I could have had an Ice Cream Wedding Cake, I would. It seemed a bit too complicated, so cookies were the natural second choice.
I want to make my own cookies since I love to bake, and feel like it would add a nice personal touch. Hence, the cookie project. I need to narrow down my choices to three. I think I want 1 chocolate chip, 1 peanut butter, and 1 tbd.
This first cookie is a chocolate chip, and so far this is the winner for that category. If anyone has any ideas about what recipes to try or what kinds of cookies make good ice cream sandwiches, I would love to hear them!
Toffee Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies
- 1/4 c & 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 c & 2 tbsp white sugar
- 1/2 c butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 1/2 c chocolate chips
- 1/4 c toffee chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
- Add the egg and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix until the egg is blended in.
- In a small separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to your egg/sugar/butter mix and blend together.
- When everything has come together, add in 1 1/2 c chocolate chips.
- Spoon out the dough into about 1 inch balls at least an inch apart on to a lined cookie sheet (you can use a silpat or parchment paper).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes.
- After you have taken the cookies out of the oven, let them cool.
- Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments until smooth. If the chocolate is too thick, you can add some shortening to smooth/ thin it out.
- Dip each cookie half way in to the chocolate, and then place on a piece of parchment.
- Sprinkle your toffee chips over the melted chocolate half of the cookie and shake them off
- Let your cookies set.