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Giant Chocolate-Toffee Cookies


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 (1.4 ounce) chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend.
  2. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.
  3. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts.
  5. Chill batter until firm, about 45 minutes.
  6. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or wax paper.
  7. Drop batter by 1/4 cupsful onto sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 15 minutes.
  8. Cool on sheets. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

Makes about 18.

Source: Bon Appetit - March 2000