Christmas Toffee Cookies

Every year my Aunt Kathy would make these delicious Christmas Toffee cookies.

It took her and Uncle Mark all day to make it…but the melt in your mouth taste is second only to something we will experience once we get to Heaven.

This recipe is a little quicker and a LOT easier (no temperature monitoring). Enjoy!


  • 2 cups vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 stick butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz chocolate, chopped (or 1 cup chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup nuts (optional)
  • sea salt (optional)


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Christmas Toffee Cookies Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To make the crust, crush vanilla wafers in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass.
  3. Combine crushed cookies with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter.
  4. Press mixture into prepared 9 x 13 glass baking dish, using the bottom of a glass or measuring cup to tamp down the crust.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, or just until set.
  6. To make the filling, melt 1 stick (8 Tbsp) butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar together in a saucepan, stirring to blend.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil and boil 1 minute without stirring.
  8. Immediately pour filling over hot crust, then return to pan to oven.
  9. Bake bars an additional 10 minutes, remove, and cool for 2 minutes.
  10.  Sprinkle chopped chocolate over the toffee and let stand until chocolate is glossy about 5 minutes.
  11. Using a long spatula, spread chocolate to cover toffee.
  12. Sprinkle with nuts and/or sea salt if using.
  13. Cool bars completely. Remove toffee from pan.
  14. To break the Christmas Toffee Cookies into pieces, insert a tip of a knife into the toffee and twist until it breaks.

(Recipe from mountainmamacooks.com .)

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