Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch Cookies

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Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch Cookies

Oh boy, I have had an incredible last few days.

I very briefly blew through Dallas, maybe the friendliest city I have ever been to. Everyone is a “young lady” (like “how you doin’ young lady?”) whether you are 5 or 75. I love it. The manners! The chivalry! The warmest people I have ever experienced. I only got to stay about 15 hours in which I got a mini-tour and filmed a segment for FOXTV’s “Good Day” (which will air on the 18th)- but I want to go back. Soon.

Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch Cookies

I then headed to very cool Austin for one and a half glorious days with foodie friends at BlogherFood (a food blogging conference). Where I got to catch up with old and new friends. It is always the coolest ever to meet old friends for the first time (like people you have “known” for years, but have never met in person.)

I had some of the most incredible food, (um expect some Austin inspired tex-mex dishes coming soon!) and truly fantastic margaritas (when in Rome….) But the best part of it was getting to spend that time with some of my good girlfriends and fellow food bloggers/authors. I loved it.

Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch Cookies

And then off I went super, duper early Saturday morning to meet my family (Pete, Pia, Coco and my parents) in Chicago. I am such a spaz, and I have just been so tired and traveling so much that when I saw them getting off the plane, I just was so happy I was crying. Bawling. I said I was a spaz.

And now, I have been busy having a love affair with Chicago, (which is where my dad grew up and I have not been back here in 20 years.) I am overlooking the lake from my hotel room, and truly it is so beautiful, it may as well be the ocean. And with its Turquoise water it could be the Caribbean. We walked and walked and walked the stretch of gorgeous parks that wrap around the edge of the lake and my parents called me from Millenium Park to basically say that they are ready to move here. I am here until Thursday morning and I fear that my Chicago obsession will reach epidemic proportions by then.

By the way, if you are here, please come see me for a public demo and book signing Tuesday, 3-5PM at Marcel’s, or for an INSANE dinner and wine pairing Wednesday night at Blackbird.

Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch Cookies

Ok. Now I will stop rambling and give you the recipe for these “re-dunk-ulous” (language courtesy of Pia) Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch cookies…

Recipe: Coffee, Toffee and Butterscotch Cookies


  • -1 cup white sugar
  • -1 cup butter, softened
  • -2 eggs
  • -2 tablespoons espresso
  • -2 ¼ cups flour
  • -1 teaspoon baking soda
  • -1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • -2 cups butterscotch chips
  • -2 cups toffee chips


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare sheet pans with parchment or silpats.
  2. 2. In the bowl of a standing mixer cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.
  3. 3. Add the eggs one at a time followed by the espresso.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add them to the batter and mix until completely combined.
  5. 5. Add the butterscotch chips and the toffee chips and mix to combine.
  6. 6. Scoop onto the prepared sheet pans and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  7. 7. Transfer to a cooling rack and eat immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

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  1. Vicki B says:

    “re-dunk-ulous”- how cute is that?!!! You are a dynamo traveler! I’ve only been to Chicago once, about twenty five years ago and loved it!

  2. Tieghan says:

    Seriously, you have been ALL over this weekend!! I would be wiped! Sounds like so much fun though!

    These cookies sound delicious!

  3. So glad you enjoyed your time here in Dallas! Come back and visit soon please!!!

    These cookies sound AHmazing and I love how simple they are! Pinning to try :)

  4. Mmmm love the look of this cookie! What a treat!

  5. These cookies look fabulous! Yummy flavor combo! :)

  6. Maria says:

    I was going to eat healthy this week until I saw your cookies:) Loved seeing you in Austin! xo

  7. awwwwwww you’re just so cute!! You’re not a spaz!! I’m sure it was just emotional since you’ve been traveling so much :) these cookies look so perfect! I love everything that’s in them.

  8. Connie Hall says:

    Christa, Fun & action packed travels! I would like to be able to just print the recipe without the story attached (and in recipe form 4 x 6 would be great) and there are several cooking sites that accommodate for this, and its great! I’m always printing the photo and then cutting & pasting and that’s kind of a pain. LOVE THE COOKIES…I made them for my girls! Thanks!

    • Hi Connie. I am just a couple weeks from being able to do this. Sorry for the inconvenience!

  9. Jenny Flake says:

    Yes yes and yes! So fun seeing you this past weekend Heather, you always look beautiful! Loving these cookies too :)

  10. Gaby says:

    hell yes. I love these flavors all wrapped into a cookie :)

  11. Heather, these cookies look sensational! I love how soft they look & easy to make they are! So glad we got a chance to meet at BlogHer. Hope you loved Austin!

  12. marla says:

    Yes times a million to these cookies!

  13. naomi says:

    I love everything about this cookie!

  14. maureen says:

    Fairly certain i need these NOW! just one question, espresso grounds? or brewed espresso? (Sorry, I’m a barista so I have both!!)

    • I have used liquid espresso, but jeez, i bet grounds would be awesome!

  15. OK, I cried when I returned from Vegas and saw my kids. Glad I’m not the only sap!

    BHF looked like so much fun! Can’t wait to hear more about it.

  16. Michelle in VA says:

    A friend just got back from BlogherFood and can’t stop raving … as for the cookie recipe, is it REALLY two kinds of salt and no leavener? Also, best guess at how much toffee chips and butterscotch chips? About 1c each?

  17. Chicago is the beeeeest! Hope you had a blast! And omg, these cookies?! I love how fat and chewy they look. xo

  18. Amanda says:

    How did you get them to be so round? My cookies come out all oddly shaped!

    • I always use an ice cream scoop that I guess help with uniformity?