Years ago, my very good friend, Mimi Pownall, gave me all her recipes to type up into a cookbook (circa 1983-84) after she had seen the one I had done of my own recipes. This was shortly after we purchased our first Epson home computer. The novelty of word processing over typewriters with ribbons and correction tape was amazing. I got a lot of great recipes from that cookbook because I printed one for Mimi and one for me and bound them together in a large 3-ring binder. It was years later after lots of splashes and pages yellowing from age that I decided to put sheet protectors over all my recipes to protect them from spills when I used them.
Mimi had a recipe in her cookbook called “Melt-In-Your Mouth Cookies” which tasted like sugar cookies which literally dissolved in your mouth. I was trying to use up a lot of pantry leftovers from Christmas baking and Heath Toffee Bits were one of those items. Thus, I used Mimi’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookie recipe along with a bag of Heath Toffee Bits and I also managed to get rid of a bag of vanilla chips as well! These cookies turned out divine. Super rich and sweet, but with a delicate shortbread-type structure. I packed part of them off for a meal I was taking for friends and brought the rest to a baby shower I was attending. Everyone loved them.
If you’re looking for an easy and delicious cookie recipe for your family, or to take to office parties, potlucks, or along to soccer or T-Ball practice, these cookies should be high on your list. Heath Toffee Meltaways are a great cookie. If you prefer a cookie with chocolate then substitute white chocolate chips for the vanilla chips in the recipe. Either way is fantastic. If you pass them around to share with others, don’t plan on taking any home with you!
Don’t Heath Toffee Meltaways look lovely?
Actually the Heath Toffee Bars have chocolate in them whereas the Heath Toffee Bits do not.
Get ready for a rich, sweet, decadent, and delightful experience when you bite into one of these tasty treats!
These cookies melt in your mouth just like the name implies.
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter. Place in large mixing bowl. This really is too melted but I forgot to lay the butter out on the counter to soften.
Add white granulated sugar.
Add powdered sugar.
Add kosher or sea salt, baking soda and cream of tartar.
Mix together with electric beater until smooth.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods.
Add a bag of Heath English Toffee Bits
Here I’ve added the toffee bits.
Add a bag of white vanilla chips.
Here I’ve added the vanilla chips.
Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Mixing with a mixer will toughen the cookies.
Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray.
Press cookies down with fork in criss-cross fashion.
Bake at 350 about 10-12 minutes or until done.
Here’s another look at the cookies just out of the oven.
Here’s a pan of these delicious jewels.
Heath Toffee Meltaways are an amazing melt-in-your-mouth cookie.
One bite of these tasty cookies and it just about dissolves in your mouth.
Heath Toffee Meltaways are great to pack for picnics, soccer practice, or gymnastic workouts!
These cookies are also great to take along for office parties, baby showers, potlucks or to include in your holiday baking.
Here’s the recipe.
HEATH TOFFEE MELTAWAYS
(Recipe adapted from Mimi Pownall’s Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies, when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)
1 cup butter
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt or sea salt
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
5 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens cookies)
8-oz. bag Heath English Toffee Bits
12-oz. pkg. vanilla chips
Mix butter, oil, eggs, vanilla, sugars, salt, cream of tartar, and baking soda with an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in flour, Heath English Toffee Bits, and vanilla chips with a wooden spoon. Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes or until done. Makes about 7 dozen.
Don’t you just want to pick one up and eat it now?
These great cookies will make you salivate!
Take a plate of Heath Toffee Meltaways to your office and they will be scarfed down in no time!
We love the great texture of this cookie and believe you will too.
I’m going to have to include this cookie in this year’s Christmas Cookie Extravaganza. Better grab yourself a glass of milk and come join me before they are all gone!