These white chocolate toffee cookies are the most buttery cookies! They are made with brown butter to give it a gourmet flavor. The cookies are filled with white chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and chocolate chips.
These white chocolate toffee cookies were originally made because a follower requested them! They wanted a similar cookie to Trader Joe's cookie that is super buttery.
So, I created my own version! It is super buttery mixed with the brown butter and the toffee pieces.
Why You Will Love This
- Brown butter- This recipe uses brown butter to give the cookies a more gourmet and rich flavor. It also pairs so well with the toffee.
- Chewy cookies- Since these cookies are so buttery, they make for a very chewy cookie.
- Full cookies- These cookies are packed full with white chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and chocolate chips.
- Butter- The butter needs to be browned, then cooled until solid. Then, bring it to room temperature so you can cream the butter with the sugars. The butter also will lose some of the liquid while browning, which is why it is 1 cup and 2 TBSP.
- Brown sugar- I used light brown sugar.
- Eggs- Pull these out 2 hours before baking.
- White chocolate chips- Use a high quality white chocolate chip like Ghirardelli. A cheaper brand isn't white chocolate, they are vanilla flavored chips.
- Toffee pieces- Use Heath toffee chips. If you can only find the chocolate covered ones, that is okay.
- Chocolate chips- I think these cookies taste best with a little bit of chocolate chips to balance the flavors.
Step By Step Instructions
Here is how to make and bake these cookies.
STEP 1: Brown the butter. In a frying pan, brown the butter until the milk deposits separate and it turns amber.
STEP 2: Chill the butter. Chill the butter in the fridge (or faster in the freezer) until completely solid.
STEP 3: Let butter come to room temperature. Pull the butter out again 2 hours before baking, so it is room temperature. A softened butter will make it easier to aerate with the sugar.
STEP 4: Cream butter and sugars. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Then, add in vanilla and eggs. Mix on high until a very soft dough forms.
STEP 5: Add in dry ingredients. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
STEP 6: Add fillings. Next, add in white chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and chocolate chips. Fold until mixed together.
STEP 7: Chill the dough. Chill the dough for 30 minutes before scooping with a 3 oz cookie scoop.
STEP 8: Bake the cookies. Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes. The dough needs to be cold before baking.
STEP 9: Cool the cookies. Top the warm cookies with extra fillings. Then, let it cool for 5 minutes on the hot pan before transferring to a cooling rack.
The brown butter really makes these cookies. However, if you use the butter when it is still "liquid" it will cause the cookies to over spread.
The butter needs to be cool until solid like a regular stick of butter. Then, bring it to room temperature before you start baking.
You can use the freezer to speed up the chilling process. Keep your eye on it so it isn't frozen.
To prevent spreading:
Use parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Don't bake the cookies directly on the cookie sheet or on silicone baking mat. This actually can cause them to spread even more.
Also, the cookie dough needs to be completely chilled before you bake. The cookie dough ball should be firm and cold. This means the butter is cold and will reduce spreading.
Yes you can. Use 1 oz cookie scoop and bake for 8-11 minutes. However, I love making the cookies big because you get a larger chewier middle.
Yes it can. When you go to scoop the dough, let it sit on the counter for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Otherwise it will be too hard and cold to scoop.
Yes they can. They can be baked directly from frozen. Just add an extra 1-3 minutes to the bake time.
Storing and Freezing
Store these white chocolate toffee cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Store up to 5 days.
Freeze the baked cookies in an airtight container. Freeze up to 30 days. To thaw, let the the cookies sit on the counter for 1 hour.
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White Chocolate Toffee Cookies
- 1 cup Plus 2 tablespoon Unsalted butter browned
- ½ cup White granulated sugar
- 1 cup Brown sugar packed light or dark
- 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
- 2 Large eggs room temperature
- 2 ¼ cup All-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Heath toffee pieces
- 1 cup White chocolate chips
- ½ cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Heat the butter until the milk deposits form and turn amber in color. Remove from heat and pour into a glass container. Make sure to pour all the specks into the glass. That is where the flavor is.1 cup Plus 2 tablespoon Unsalted butter
- Chill the butter for at least 4 hours or overnight. Chill until the butter is solid. You can freeze it to speed up the process. Then, pull the butter out on the counter for 2 hours until room temperature.
- In a mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.2 ¼ cup All-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon Baking soda, 1 teaspoon Salt
- Using a mixer, beat the brown butter, brown sugar, and salt. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Add in vanilla and eggs. Mix on high for 1 minute. The dough will be light and fluffy.1 cup Plus 2 tablespoon Unsalted butter, ½ cup White granulated sugar, 1 cup Brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract, 2 Large eggs
- Add in the dry ingredients. Mix on low until combined. Add in toffee, white chocolate chips, and chocolate chips. Fold in using a rubber spatula. Chill for 30 minutes.1 cup Heath toffee pieces, 1 cup White chocolate chips, ½ cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Use a 3oz cookie scoop and scoop a heaping cookie dough ball. Bake 6 cookie dough balls at a time.
- Before baking, put the 1st batch in the freezer until the oven is preheated or for 5 minutes. Put the rest of the cookie dough balls in the fridge. The goal is to have a cold cookie dough ball before baking.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes. Top with extra white chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and chocolate chips. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.