As if 12 days of cookies wasn’t enough for me, I had to keep on baking some more before the new year. I try to bake candies into my baked goods a lot, particularly the candies that I adore (HERE‘s a list of all the baked goods containing candy). I’m a total sucker for Heath Bar/Skor bars, along with my boyfriend, so I knew that I had to incorporate them into a cookie somehow. The result? A definite keeper. I underbaked my cookies, as usual, to keep them on the softer side. I also upped the brown sugar amount. My boyfriend loved these cookies the best out of everything that I’ve baked for the holidays. DO NOT skip the step on chilling the dough, otherwise your cookies will come out flat and spread! No one likes flat cookies, so refrigerate them! Overnight, if you have to. If you do, they’ll come out nice and fluffy like the ones pictured.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cups chopped Heath Bar pieces (Four 1.4 ounce bars)
- 1/2 bag of Heath toffee pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine Heath Bar pieces & tofee with chopped walnuts. Set aside.
2 Cream butter until fluffy. Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and fluffy (a couple minutes). Beat in eggs one at a time, and vanilla.
3 Alternatively mix in the Heath Bar mixture and the flour mixture, a third at a time, until well blended. Chill cookie dough for at least 45 minutes.
4 Preheat oven to 350°F. On cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or Silpat, spoon out the cookie dough in small 1-inch diameter balls. Place dough balls 3 inches away from each other on the cookie sheets.
5 Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are just starting to brown. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and are preparing for the new year! I just have to blog about my Christmas because I’m still so excited about it. First off, I got my boyfriend tickets to the Lakers/Celtics game for his xmas present. Premiere seats! It was one of the most amazing games to be at and I had such a blast. My boyfriend is a die hard lakers fan, so he was ecstatic that he go to go. Plus, the Lakers won!! Boston sucks! (no offense to any celtics lovers) :]
Getting ready to go in our matching lakers shirts. Him with his favorite: Gasol and me with mine: Fisher.
Our view of the game from our seats. (We got there really early.. hence the reason why so many seats are empty)
Ok so the real thing I wanted to show you was this:
You’re probably wondering, “What the heck is that space looking thing?” Well, I’ve been wanting this for years and my boyfriend gave it to me for Christmas (along with Kurt Halsey art and something else coming in the mail, idk what yet.) If you open it up, it looks like this..
It’s a Cricut machine! I know, best boyfriend ever, right?!? It’s basically an electronic die cut machine for scrapbooking. I’m seriously the happiest girl on earth and I’ll probably be scrapbooking for the next couple of days… there may be a delay on updating my baking blog. Haha, but don’t worry.. I’ll be back soon enough!