I have just joined a basic baking class for a month. This week, teacher guided us to make a kind of chewy chocolate chip cookie and we were very excited about it. The quite long name “Chewy Chocolate Chip Cherry Toffee Brownie Drops” introduces two most important main ingredients. One of them gives this recipe a special and unforgettable flavor. The toffee is a wonderful kick to it. This recipe is a blend of two my favorite foods: chocolate and dried fruits. Then I learn to mix them to create tasty cookies.
I had never eaten toffee pieces or make any cake with them so I amazed at their various uses for delicious recipes. I spent a lot of my effort and ran into trouble before making beautiful ones. Next time I will try using bittersweet chocolate instead of semi-chocolate to get a pure chocolate taste. In addition, to create fusion versions of this chewy cookie, I like to add some kinds of dried tart fruits such as dried blueberry or apricot chip. It is an amazing recipe for every family, especially for those who have a sweet tooth. Up to your taste, you may change quantity of some ingredients. For instance, I always reduce the amount of granulated sugar because semi-sweet chocolate and the toffee pieces provide sufficient sweetness for this cookie. My children and I enjoy making these chocolate drop cookies together, waiting for hot ones came out and eating them. I am sure that once you love this balanced flavor and awesome taste as well. This is not really a quick and simple treat though, the below direction is very specific, easy to follow even for the beginner. Here would be a perfect dessert recipe to keep handy for weekend meal or party. It is also new and attractive after-school snack for your children.
- 2 1/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup Dutch-processed unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup toffee pieces, such as Skor
- 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1 cup dried tart cherries
First, sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in toffee pieces and toss well, set aside.
Next, in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, and scraping down bowl once or twice. Beat in extracts, then eggs, one at a time, scraping down bowl. Add about one-third of flour mixture and mix on low speed.
After that gradually add remaining flour mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and cherries. Cover with plastic wrap and chill dough at least 2 hours or overnight.
Then preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Finally, drop chilled dough by generously rounded tablespoon 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until dry to touch but still a bit soft, about 12 minutes. Place sheets on racks and let cookies cool completely.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cherry Toffee Brownie Drops