Chocolate-Toffee Butter Cookies
Why This Recipe Works
Sweet and complex like caramel, crunchy, and deeply buttery, toffee is both an irresistible candy and a great addition to a cookie recipe. Conveniently sold in bits, toffee can be mixed into cookie dough just like chocolate chips; once baked, it melts slightly yet still keeps its firm but yielding texture and contributes an appealing chewy crunch to the finished cookie. The addition of light brown sugar to a simple butter cookie base contributed caramel notes that enhanced the toffee's flavor. Toffee plays nicely with chocolate, so we decided to give these cookies some decorative flair by adorning them with melted chocolate and complementary buttery pecans.