posted in Cookies and Bars

Toffee Chip Snickerdoodles & The Food Blogger Bake Sale

It’s no secret that I’m rather fond of baking.  I (almost) always have homemade cookies individually wrapped in the freezer… ready to throw into lunches and available for munching when the craving for sweets is irresistible.  Loaves of banana and pumpkin bread are often lurking deep inside my freezer and there are often a few muffins in there too.  I bake so often that these goodies are often replaced before they can even begin to disappear.  And so I was rather surprised the other day when I reached into the freezer to grab a cookie… and there was not a single cookie to be found.  Time to make cookies…. a Snickerdoodle variety.

Classic Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie ever.  So I’m often whipping up different kinds of Snickerdoodly things.  This Snickerdoodle cookie is stuffed with toffee chips and chocolate chips.

They turn out to have a crispy exterior and a tender, chewy center.

They’re pretty much your standard Snickerdoodle cookie with a good dose of toffee and chocolate in every bite.  If you like the flavor of cinnamon and chocolate together, I think you’ll enjoy these.  And they freeze well, of course 🙂

Have you heard about the Nation-Wide Food Blogger Bake Sale?   Mark your calendars for May 14th, 2011. Organized by the fabulous Gaby Dalkin of What’s Gaby Cooking, food bloggers from across the country will unite to end childhood hunger by holding bake sales in their states. Readers will have the opportunity to taste the baked goods from their favorite food blogs at each state’s bake sale location.

Funds raised through the Food Blogger Bake Sale support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America. Nearly one in four—children in America face hunger, that’s more than 17 million kids!! Despite the good efforts of governments, private-sector institutions and everyday Americans, millions of our children still don’t have daily access to the nutritious meals they need to live active, healthy lives. More information on Share Our Strength can be found here.   Last year the bake sales raised over $1 million, and this year we are shooting to raise even more! Check Gaby’s Post to see if there is a Food Blogger Bake Sale being organized near you.

If you’re in San Diego, our San Diego Food Blogger’s bake sale will be taking place at Great News Cooking School (1788 Garnet Ave) in Pacific Beach.  Come by on May 14th, 10am to 2pm and help support Share Our Strength by purchasing some baked goods from San Diego Food Bloggers (these people know how to bake!)  I’ll be there too! Not sure what I’m baking yet… but you can bet I’ll bring some of my favorites.  And if you’d like to donate to Share Our Strength, please visit our Team Page to make a donation.

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 16 min

Toffee Chip Snickerdoodles

An alternative variety for Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Chip Cookie lovers...


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated white sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped Heath bar chocolate toffee


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. In a separate, small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup of sugar and the cinnamon; set both bowls aside.

3. In a large bowl, use electric mixer to beat butter and remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar until blended together (about 1 minute). Add eggs and vanilla extract; mix until blended (about 1 minute). Add flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee pieces.

4. Scoop out a heaping Tablespoonful of dough and use your hands to roll it into a ball. Roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookies 3 inches apart on the cookie sheets (I baked 8 at a time and found that was perfect).

5. Bake cookies until edges are golden, centers are still golden and no longer look raw in the middle- about 16 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.


*If you don't have access to Heath candy bars- you can always use packaged toffee bits or some other kind of toffee candy bar.

Source: (Adapted from The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook)

18 Responses to “Toffee Chip Snickerdoodles & The Food Blogger Bake Sale”

  1. postedApr 29, 2011 3:22 AM
    Lauren @ KeepItSweet

    I love these! I love basic snickerdoodles but the idea of adding toffee and chocolate is wonderful!

  2. postedApr 29, 2011 4:22 AM

    Did a shock of panic run through you when your hand did not come into contact with a cookie int he freezer? I think that if I discovered I had no more cookies anywhere in my home I would panic for a second. But of course I too would realize that it meant I just had to bake more!

    These look fantastic, and I definitely enjoy cinnamon and chocolate together. Guess I know which cookies I’ll be stocking next!

  3. postedApr 29, 2011 4:40 AM
    Blog New Black

    These sound delicious!

  4. postedApr 29, 2011 5:32 AM
    The Food Hound

    Love snickerdoodles, and these are totally over the top!! I always keep some sort of sweet in my freezer, too… you never know when you’ll need it 🙂

  5. postedApr 29, 2011 6:33 AM

    Mmmmm, hope you have a great time at the bake sale!! Funny, we’ll be in La Jolla for a wedding on the beach, maybe I’ll come find your sale after!!

  6. postedApr 29, 2011 6:39 AM

    I’ve made a similar cookie-they are so good! Good luck with the bake sale!

  7. postedApr 29, 2011 7:08 AM

    The Heath bar in here makes one of my favorite cookies even more enticing. Wonderful! Can’t wait to see you later today, Lori.

  8. postedApr 29, 2011 7:23 AM

    These cookies look perfect! Good luck at the bake sale!!

  9. postedApr 29, 2011 7:55 AM

    I love cinnamon and chocolate together, these sound fantastic. I think that more cookies should be made into snickerdoodles…I especially love peanut butter snickerdoodles!

  10. postedApr 29, 2011 8:41 AM

    Oh, bless you! I love snickerdoodles! 🙂

  11. postedApr 29, 2011 2:14 PM

    These sound too good! Great recipe!

  12. postedApr 29, 2011 2:37 PM

    Any cookie that involves toffee (or another sweet equally threatening to fillings) is good by me!

  13. postedApr 29, 2011 3:39 PM

    Can’t wait to meet you at the bake sale! You better be bringing some of these 🙂

  14. postedApr 30, 2011 3:19 AM

    INCREDIBLE cookies!

  15. postedMay 3, 2011 10:47 AM

    YUM! We found this on Tastespotting. Can’t wait to meet you next week! 🙂

    • May 3rd, 2011 @ 4:06 PM

      What’s next week? Am I forgetting something??

  16. postedMay 3, 2011 4:13 PM

    Oh, oops! I won’t be at the one in San Diego, we’re baking and attending the sale in LA 🙂

  17. postedMay 5, 2011 7:00 PM

    I wish I were going to be home for the bake sale with you guys! Have so much fun and YUM your cookies look good!

Leave a Comment