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Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Makes: 48 cookies

Bake: 12 minutes

Prep: 10 minutes


2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 cup packed light-brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 bag 8 ounces chopped milk chocolate toffee pieces


Heat oven to 375°F.

Coat baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray; set aside

Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium-size bowl; set aside

In a large bowl, beat together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla

On low speed, gradually add in flour mixture. Beat for 2 minutes or until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee pieces

Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets and bake at 375°F for 12 minutes or until golden.

Cool baking sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Sit back with a cuppa and tuck in!


Macarons and Bittersweet Toffee Ganache

Basic French Meringue Macaron Batter:

(By Helen at Tartlette)

3 egg whites or 90g weighed

50 gr. granulated sugar (about ¼ cup)

200 gr. powdered sugar (about 2 cups of sifted sugar)

110 gr. blanched almonds, whole or ground (3/4 cup of whole almonds/1 and 1/8th cup ground)

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites to a foam, gradually add the sugar until you obtain a glossy meringue. Combine the almonds and powdered sugar in a food processor and give them a quick pulse if you use already ground almonds (that you have ground yourself separately) It will break the powdered sugar lumps and combine your almonds with it evenly. If you use whole almonds, pulse thoroughly for a minute or so. Add them to the meringue, and start to give quick strokes at first to break the mass and slow down. The whole process should not take more than 50 strokes. Test a small amount on a plate: if the tops flatten on its own you are good to go. If there is a small beak, give the batter a couple more folds.

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip with the batter and pipe small rounds (1.5 inches in diameter) onto parchment paper baking sheets. Preheat the oven to 300F. Let the macarons sit out for an hour to harden their shells a bit and bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on their size. Let them cool completely before filling. Pipe or spoon some of your filling on one shell and sandwich with another one.

Bittersweet Toffee ganache:

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup (8oz) bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1/4 cup toffee bits

In a heavy saucepan set over medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Remove from the stove and add the chocolate to it. Let stand 2 minutes and then stir until fully combined.

Add about 1/4 cup of toffee bits to the ganache once it is whisked.

Let cool until firm enough to put in a small piping bag.


Macarons on Thomas Paul plates: Matt Armendariz

Macarons in box: Kristina Gill

via Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » in the kitchen with: thomas paul.

Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes « Pennies on a Platter

Ultimate Flourless Cupcakes 2


Ultimate Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes (adapted from The Cupcake Calendar)

Printable Recipe

1 1/2 cups (10 1/2 oz) bittersweet chocolate chips

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

4 eggs

4 egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

2 tbsp  cocoa powder, sifted

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Place 12 paper baking cups in a muffin pan. Put the chocolate and butter in a double boiler, or medium bowl over a pan of simmering water, and stir until completely melted. Set aside to cool. In large bowl, cream the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and thick. Gently fold in the melted chocolate and remaining ingredients.

Spoon the batter into the cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pan from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.

Bring back your elementary school craft skills and cut a heart shape out of wax paper. Use both the die-cut and the stencil shape to cover the cupcakes and sift the powdered sugar over top to make your heart topping.

Try giving these to your Mum! She will love them.

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