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German Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Makes

13 dozen

When I first shared these crisp cookies with folks at the hospital where I work as a cook, everyone's palate was pleased! German sweet chocolate gives them a unique twist.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in toffee bits and walnuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 161 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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