Bakery Style Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

by jerseygirl on December 20, 2010 · 12 comments

I have heard that coconut oil has many health benefits and is a great butter or shortening replacement when cooking. A few weeks ago I was sent some Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil. *** With the holidays right around the corner, this was the perfect opportunity to try some in my baking. After using it to make these cookies, I might never use butter in my chocolate chip cookies again. The texture was fabulous. I thought the cookies had a faint coconut scent however when I brought some to work no one noticed a coconut taste unless I mentioned it to them first. When I bit into the cookie, I loved the crumbly outside but chewy inside. I will definitely try coconut oil in some of my other cookie recipes. I’m not so sure there is any health benefits gained from eating these rich sugary cookies however the oil sure did make my cookies taste yummy!

***For full disclosure, Tropical Traditions sent me a free bottle of coconut oil. The opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.


Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a couple of cookie sheets with parchment paper. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Cream coconut oil and both sugars with an electric mixer; Add vanilla and egg and beat until egg is mixed in. Add flour mixture and stir until mixed well. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits. Using a small scoop, drop rounded teaspoonfuls on the parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-13 minutes or until the edges start to brown. After removing from oven, let cool on a cookie rack. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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Sharon December 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I have never used coconut oil in baking. Definitely would love to try. These look great!

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Susan December 20, 2010 at 10:30 pm

These looks delish! Do you mind telling me where you buy your toffee bits? I look for them in my parts all the time, but can never find them. Living in South Jersey is so much like living in the sticks. Well, I guess I do live in the sticks. Hee.

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Bridgett December 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I am going to have to try some coconut oil now. These look so tempting!

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Shelby December 21, 2010 at 6:06 am

I guess I will have to break down and try the coconut oil. I have heard about it a lot but just never have given it a try…you've convinced me!

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Carolyn December 21, 2010 at 8:01 am

I use coconut oil a fair bit for things now, but I haven't tried it in regular chocolate chip cookies. I may have to now!

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Chef Dennis December 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

Lisa
those cookies look delicious!! I love the addition of toffee, it just puts them over the top!!
I'm in the Collingswood area of South Jersey.
Cheers
Dennis

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Maria December 21, 2010 at 11:17 am

I can't wait to try these!

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teresa December 21, 2010 at 11:20 am

what a wonderful cookie! i love the toffee in there, happy holidays!

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The Japanese Redneck December 21, 2010 at 11:38 am

Glad you like the product. Makes me want to try it soon.

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The Food Hunter December 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I've never used coconut oil but I'd like to try it now. Thanks!

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Ciao Chow Linda December 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

You've made me want to try out coconut oil and even if there is a faint taste of coconut, that's fine by me.

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Jen_from_NJ December 23, 2010 at 10:46 am

Lisa, your cookies look so delicious! I will definitely buy some coconut oil and give these a try. Chocolate chips are my favorite and the toffee sounds like the perfect extra something!

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