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Brownie Cookies with Toffee Bits

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You can never have too many cookie recipes, especially this time of year. Our Brownie Cookies with Toffee Bits offer the crisp flaky texture of the top of a brownie, and are loaded with crunchy toffee chips!

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My Favorite Chocolate Brownie Cookies

This is, perhaps, one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes to share every year.

It’s not that I don’t love sugar cookies or gingerbread men, because oh yes, yes I do love them dearly. But honestly, traditional holiday cookies are really only delicious around one time a year…I don’t think I’ve ever craved an icing-coated ugly sweater cookie in March.

However, I seriously dream about these irresistible Toffee Brownie Cookies all year long.

I am so excited to get cooking for the holidays, like my Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas and Holiday Dinner Party Recipes, but these cookies are first to make on my list!

Rich chocolatey brownie flavor, crunchy toffee chunks, and no sticky fingers. This Brownie Cookies with Toffee Bits Recipe will have Santa making a loop back to your house for seconds!

The Best Brownie Cookies with Toffee

Toffee Brownie Cookie Recipe Ingredients

I think calling these “cookies” is simply a technicality of the baking shape. Your eyes will see a beautifully circular and easily grab-able cookie, but your tastebuds will scream YAY BROWNIE!

In fact, the ingredients list for Toffee Brownie Cookies is basically the same as classically fudgey delicious brownies.

Here is what you’ll need to make my Brownie Cookies with Toffee:

  • Bittersweet chocolate – For a deep rich chocolate flavor.
  • Unsalted butter – Always bake with unsalted butter, so you can control the salt content yourself.
  • Granulated sugar – For sweetness and crunch.
  • Eggs – For binding and lift.
  • Instant coffee – To deepen the chocolate flavor.
  • Vanilla extract – To add depth.
  • All-purpose flour – The base of the recipe.
  • Cocoa powder – For double chocolate goodness!
  • Baking powder – To create a light texture.
  • Salt – All baked goods need a little.
  • Toffee bits – The bring in crunchy contrast.

How To Make Brownie Cookies with Toffee

These brownie cookies take only minutes to prepare, and are baked quickly to achieve that perfect gooey center with slightly crisp edge.

Because this recipe yields approximately 30 cookies, I recommend using two baking sheets to give each cookie ample room.

  1. Melt the Chocolate. Use a double boiler to melt the chocolate and butter together. You can alternatively use a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring the chocolate and butter after short bursts of a few seconds until completely melted.
  2. Mix the Batter. Use a mixer to beat the sugar and eggs until well combined. Add in the instant coffee and vanilla, and beat again for another minute. Carefully mix in the hot melted chocolate, baking powder, and salt. Finally, slowly add the flour and cocoa powder until all of your ingredients are just incorporated. Don’t over mix your dough!
  3. Add Toffee Chips. Once the batter is smooth, stir in most of the toffee chips while keeping some aside for topping the cookies.
  4. Roll and Bake. Roll the cookie dough into 1 tablespoon balls and place on baking sheets. The dough is very soft, so you should flour your hands before handling. Bake until crispy around the edges, about 11-12 minutes.
  5. Once out of the oven, sprinkle the remaining toffee bits over the tops of the cookies. Allow the brownie cookies to cool on the baking sheets.

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Best Brownie Cookies FAQ

Can I Skip the Toffee Chips and Add In Sometime Else?

Of Course! Although we love the crunchy toffee bits, feel free to leave them out and add in 1 cup of: Chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peppermint chips, caramel chips, peanut butter chips, or chopped nuts. Or do 1/2 cup each of two of your favorites to create a fun combo!

Do I have to Add the Instant Coffee Granules?

No. Instant coffee is an optional ingredient to enhance the chocolate flavor. You can leave it out if you prefer.

Can I Make A Gluten Free Version of Brownie Cookies

Yes, this is actually a GREAT recipe to substitute 1-to-1 Gluten Free baking Flour for the wheat flour. If you are very sensitive to gluten, be sure to check your baking powder as well. Most brands are gluten free, but not all.

How Do I Make These Toffee Brownie Cookies Vegan?

For the unsalted butter, simply replace with your favorite plant-based vegan butter alternative or vegetable shortening.

To get the same rising effect that eggs have, I suggest using a flax and water substitute for baking. You want 1 tablespoon of finely ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of water per egg you are replacing, so for this brownie cookie recipe – which calls for 3 eggs – whisk together 3 tablespoons of flax seed and 9 tablespoons of water.

How Long Do Brownie Cookies Last?

In my house, not that long! However, technically they should last up to one week, if kept in an airtight container at room temperature.

To freeze these cookies, first wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and then again in aluminum foil. This will keep the brownie cookies good in the freezer for up to three months.

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Toffee Brownie Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Toffee Brownie Cookies offer the crisp flaky texture of the top of a brownie and are loaded with toffee chips.
Servings: 30 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a double boiler (or in the microwave) gently melt the chocolate and butter. Stir until all the chocolate melts.
  • In an electric mixer, beat together the sugar and eggs until combined. Add the instant coffee and vanilla and beat again. Scrape the bowl with a spatula.
  • Add the hot melted chocolate, baking powder, and salt. Scrape the bowl again. Then slowly add the flour and cocoa powder.
  • Finally stir in the toffee chips, reserving 1/4 cup for the tops.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Form the cookie dough into 1 tablespoon balls and place on baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between the dough balls. The dough is very soft, so flour your hands.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes. Once out of the oven, immediately sprinkle the tops with extra toffee chips. Cool on the baking sheets.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 148kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 57mg, Potassium: 73mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 160IU, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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59 comments on “Brownie Cookies with Toffee Bits”

  1. I had to add flour . The recipe said 1 cup, it needed 3 cups total. Super tasty.

  2. I would not be able to stop eating these! They look divine!

  3. Brownies in the form of a cookie! Yes, please. The toffee is just the icing on the cake so to speak. So so good!

  4. These cookies are so fun to make and totally indulgent! Thank you for the recipe!

  5. A classic brownie cookie recipe! 

  6. So indulgently good!!

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  10. Easy to cook

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  12. can you use espresso powder instead if instant coffee?

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  14. I agree 100% that you can’t have too many cookie recipes! Im pretty sure my entire blog is all cookie recipes. This one looks incredible though. I am definitely adding this to my to-try list. Yum!

  15. Wonderful selection! And those toffee brownie cookies are going on my “to-do” list soon.

  16. I WANT SOME! These look so good. I’m such a sucker for toffee too! After a long day of shopping and wrapping, it is lovely to be able to look at these delectable treats. Thank you for sharing it with me! I hope you have a splendid week!

  17. This might be my new favorite! It looks fantastic. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  18. Toffee and brownies in one cookie recipe? Love it1

  19. An what a perfect cookie line up it is! Divine!

  20. Be still my heart! Toffee brownie cookies? Divine!

  21. Well I must say that these sound like they might be the most perfect cookie/brownie ever!!!!

  22. Fabulous cookies. Your whole line up of holiday treats looks wonderful. I’d like one of each!!

  23. Mmm… I need this cookie in my life.. With that toffee. Stellar!

  24. ooh, thanks so much for the recap. I know just where to come when I finally do get around to my Christmas baking…hopefully Sunday. thanks, Spicy!!

  25. toffee makes me so happy. I loved the salted dulce de leche from last year!!

  26. Yummy! The chocolate cookies look awesome on their own but the toffee on top looks like perfection :D

  27. I LOVE toffee. And chocolate. And brownies. This cookie is a dream come true for me :)

  28. i LOVE brownie cookies! just made some last weekend – so delicious. i’ll definitely try toffee in them next time.

  29. Yum. The cookies look great.

  30. Toffee and brownie….plus cookie? Is this heaven?

  31. Ummm.. chocolate, brownie and toffee! Yumm! You’ve said all the right words. :)

  32. Chocolate, toffee…those cookies are for sure delicious and addictive!

  33. I am smiling as I imagine Santa going back to our house to get a second serving. Yahoo! That means he’ll bring a second batch of gifts too! Gonna go and start baking these toffee treats! Hohoho! Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for posting this recipe ;)

  34. I want one of each of those cookies please! Oh who am I kidding I want more than just one! lol Those all look so good…

  35. Beautiful cookies, I tried your cinnamon roll cookie recipe and served them warm out of the oven …
    My guests were weeping with joy, seriously and still talking about them;-)

  36. Good grief woman! You’re a cooking crazy woman! Those all look amazing.

  37. lovely cookies and presentation

  38. Toffee makes brownie cookies even more amazing! These are awesome, and your little tiramisu cookies are also divine!

  39. I was wondering how important the coffe is? I really hate coffee and wondered if it would hurt to leave it out. Otherwise, These are on my list for next week! ;) Thanks!

  40. Wait is it instant coffe prepaired, or just instant coffee in powder form?

  41. I had to give you some google+ loving with these cookies – they look so good! Love the recipe and so glad you had fun on your trip. Back to the real world. But I guess the real world isn’t so bad with these cookies around. Sigh.

  42. These look so amazing. I’m also in love with those straws, where did you get them?!

  43. I’m in love with these! I know my father would go bonkers because he enjoys anything with toffee.

  44. I love toffee chips, perfect addition to chocolate too. All of these cookies look fabulous!

  45. I actually was just thinking about making brownie cookies and these look amazing, especially with the toffee!

  46. Oooh, brownie AND toffee, in a cookie! Amazing :) I’d love these!

  47. Yum! Toffee anything is a winner in my book!

  48. Uh, oh…I shouldn’t be looking at this mid-morning! I now need a cookie break! Love your toffee cookies~

  49. You obviously saved the best for last. So many great choices!

  50. Oh, now I could eat about 6,000 of these. Good grief.

  51. I LOVE toffee!! I’ll make these just for that part of it. While I’m sorry for the end of your cookie line-up, the rest of what you make is always so delicious, I’m looking forward to that so it’s a win-win for me. Thanks for another fantastic recipe.

  52. Can never have too much toffee!

  53. Oh my! These sound so delicious. The other cookies look just awesome as well. Yum!