Thursday, March 30, 2006

Toffee Pecan Cookies

Yesterday Elizabeth had a get-together for The Girls. It is not something we get to do often since some friends travel all the way from St. Catharines to get here. I provided cookies for the party and made Toffee Pecan Cookies from The Good Cookie. This cookie is of the drop type and includes three eggs which mixes up into a soft batter. I wasn't sure how they would turn out but the lure of toffee and pecans together had me itching to try.

I made the cookies by the book except that I only baked them for 12 minutes. Any longer and they would have been inedible. Boyle writes that they are 'unattractive but addictive' and they do have a crater-type look to them. The cookies are crispy on the edges and cakey throughout. I used Skor bits that distributed nicely throughout the cookie so each bite had some toffee flavour. On the whole they were well received and are great when you need a lot of cookies - I think I made 4 1/2 dozen. I think next time I might try chopped Skor chocolate bars for extra flavour.

Recipe Update - If you would like to try the Chocolate Raspberry Crumble Bars with white chocolate chips, try prebaking the crust before adding the jam and chips. I did not do this and the white chips ended up looking like butterscotch ones after 40 minutes. They were still good to eat and I dressed them up by adding a drizzle of white chocolate.

Also I'd like to say hi to Bay Area Bakers A. and H. M.. Thanks for reading!

Recipe : Toffee Pecan Cookies


Ivonne said...

The best cookie cookbook out there!

These look fantastic ... wish I could have one.

I love The Good Cookie. Love it!

Joe said...

We love toffee bits and always looking for new ways to use them - I would probably try them with the chocolate covered ones too!

Canadian Baker said...

Ivonne - I agree, The Good Cookie is amazing!

Joe - I think Skor is the best chocolate bar! You can never go wrong with chocolate covered toffee can you? :)

BikerMomma said...

Mmmmm! These cookies look fantastic! We'll have to try them - thanks for the recipe. :D

Tania said...

I don't think they're unattractive at all ... These looks highly appealing to me, with each crater promising a lovely hit of toffee. Yum!

Canadian Baker said...

BikerMomma - You're welcome!

Tania - They were pretty tasty...the toffee flavour was sutble but present. :)

Anonymous said...

Update: the girls went crazy over these cookies at my gathering last night. Official word: the recipe is a "keeper"! Thank you.

Canadian Baker said...

Anon - Yeah! I'm glad they were a success. :)