Sometimes when I need to clear my head, I bake.
I also craft, or watch some of my favorite TV shows over and over again (likes FRIENDS or Grey’s Anatomy), but lately, it’s been baking. There have been a few instances where I’ve come up with some pretty rad recipes, and this is one that I needed to share with you all.
I like to take a regular old cookie recipe and revamp it to make it unique, and that’s exactly what I did with this one. I’m not a huge fan of caramel, but I love toffee. I’m also not the biggest chocolate lover out there, but chocolate in cookies is pretty delicious. On their own, pecans aren’t exactly my favorite nuts; however, when I combined three of my not-so-favorite things, I baked up something that I really enjoyed!
- 1 cup softened, unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 Skor chocolate bars (or more, to your liking)
- handful of pecans (or more, to your liking)
Time to bake!
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar until creamy.
- Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time. Mix on low speed until incorporated.
- Slowly blend the dry mixture into the creamed mixture.
- Stir in nuts, chocolate chips, and caramel bits.
- Drop by tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown.
With a glass of nice, cold milk, these cookies are delicious when they’re still a little warm out of the oven. The Skor toffee melts with the heat, and the chocolate adds a sweeter touch. The pecans add the one missing thing: the crunch.
These are the perfect cookies to share with friends, coworkers, and family over the holidays.
So, what are you waiting for? Go bake!