I always have good intentions, I think most honest people do. I set out to make delicate, buttery spritz cookies for a party Troy and I were going to on Saturday night. This didn’t happen. Have you ever had one of those days, you know the ones; the kind of the day where you ask yourself at noon why you even bothered to get out of bed.
But then sometimes, just sometimes, those no-good rotten days can turn right around. After my failed attempt at a cookie I have made half a dozen times before, I resorted to these amazingly delicious and addictive toffee bar cookies from one of my favorite holiday cookie baking books.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups AP flour
- 12 oz bag of milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup roasted sliced almonds
- 1 cup toffee bits
- Prepare crust. Beat together butter and brown sugar.
- Add in egg yolk.
- Mix in vanilla, salt, and flour.
- Once combined, press into the bottom of 9×13 pan sprayed with baking spray.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, until a pale golden brown.
- Remove from oven, turn oven off and sprinkle on chocolate chips.
- Return to oven for 1 minute.
- Spread melted chips across the crust.
- Sprinkle toasted almonds and toffee bits on top of chocolate.
- Allow to set and cool for about 2 hours before cutting.
These bars would make a great gift wrapped in a celophane bag topped with a bow or as part of a cookie tray for your friends or family.
Everyone has to have bad days, without them how could we appreciate the good ones?