Straight from the Cookie Jar: Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

by Cate on January 18, 2010

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Our supply of Extra-Special Chocolate Chip Cookies was quickly dwindling, and when Nick left for the weekend, I promised him I would refill the cookie jar.  As you no doubt could tell from yesterday’s pictures, I came through.  Donna from Tasty Treasures mentioned that these Oatmeal Toffee Cookies are a favorite of her husband’s, and I can certainly see why.

Thin and crispy, studded with bits of toffee and oats, this is a nice, easy recipe to have in your rotation.  But let me warn you, it makes a ton.  The recipe said four dozen, and I stopped counting at six dozen.  I filled up the cookie jar on the counter, and the rest got divided up amongst the office, a platter I made for a Cookie of the Month prize I donated to Nick’s school, and a few neighbors.  Always happy to share a little sugar with friends.

Project 365
January 18, 2010, Photo #18

Only Nick Could Get Away with Eating This Straight Up

When Nick came home yesterday and saw this can sitting on the counter, he was thrilled. “Oh you bought it? Thank you!” This is a habit he gets from his dad, who got it from his dad. They love the dregs of the sweetened condensed milk once I’m done using it for a recipe. Apparently Nick’s grandfather used to eat the whole can, forget about the dregs. Nick thought he was having that kind of luck too, and was more than a little disappointed when I said he could only have what was left when the can was empty. I mean, the kid is skinny, but c’,mon…

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Donna at Tasty Treasures

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1-? cups (8 oz. pkg.) HEATH BITS ‘O BRICKLE Toffee Bits

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet. Beat butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; beat until blended.

2. Stir in oats, toffee bits and coconut, if desired, with spoon. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons about 2 inches apart onto prepared sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute; remove to wire rack. About 4 dozen cookies

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Claire January 19, 2010 at 12:09 am

I think I’ve made these before…even if it’s not the same recipe, anything with oatmeal and toffee is good in my book! YUM!!!! Nick definitely has a sweet loving tongue. When I was smaller, the only flavor shaved ices I would get were the “special” ones with sweetened condensed milk on it…SOOOO good!


Joanne January 19, 2010 at 7:09 am

I wish I could guiltlessly chug a whole can of condensed milk. But now I don’t even let myself have the dregs!

I saw these cookies on Donna’s site and bookmarked them. Excellent choice to refill the cookie jar!


Jess January 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

Oh, you have no idea what you are doing to me! Those look so amazing…..I’m really trying to rid myself of the 6+lbs. I gained over the holidays.
Maybe I can have a couple as a reward. ;-)


Casey January 19, 2010 at 10:29 am

Caaaattte! (in a whiny voice)

You’re tempting me too much. I, too, am trying to shed pounds……..20, ideally……and these are now calling my name!


Donna January 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Hi Cate.. I am so happy that you tried and liked the cookies. I so appreciate the shout out and the link back to my blog. Thank you so very much. The cookies look perfect! Have a great day!


mandy January 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I think I’ve made something similar before. They were delicious.


Merry January 20, 2010 at 1:17 am

I must admit that I like to eat the leftover condensed milk too. It’s yummy! I’ll have to try these cookies though I’m currently trying to get in bathing suit shape for a trip to sunny Mexico. There’s not much hope so the cookies may get made sooner rather than later. :)


Ramona January 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I copied that same recipe to try!


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