Heath Toffee Meltaways
Heath Toffee Meltaways absolutely melt in your mouth. No kidding. These cookies are the real deal. Vanilla chips, Heath Toffee Bits and a ton of sugar make these cookies irresistible. They are one of those cookies that are great for gift giving especially during the Christmas holidays, but they’re also quick and easy to make up any time of the year.
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 and they literally dissolved in your mouth. I was trying to use up a lot of pantry leftovers from Christmas baking and Heath English 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!
When I originally published this recipe in March 2013, it was just before I started using my Canon camera to take pictures. So while my pictures weren’t too bad, they weren’t as crisp and clear as they could have been.
The only change I made to the recipe this time was to chill the dough before baking. That will prevent the cookies from flattening out too much on the cookie sheet while baking. However, if you have to chill the dough for several hours they will get too hard. In that case, you will have to press the cookies down in criss-cross fashion with a fork or they won’t spread at all while baking.
I made these cookies as a dessert for friends who were moving into a new house. I took them a batch of my delicious Southwest Sweet Potato Chowder, Seven Grain Bread and some Healthy Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins for breakfast. They loved all the recipes, but a friend who was helping them unpack just raved over this recipe. Heath Toffee Meltaways are surely a cookie to rave over. Try them out and you’ll see.
Don’t Heath Toffee Meltaways look lovely?
Actually the Heath Toffee Bars have chocolate in them whereas the Heath English 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.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Place in large mixing bowl. Add sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla, oil, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar and eggs.
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 and a bag of white vanilla chips.
Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Mixing with a mixer will toughen the cookies. If you have time, chill dough about one hour.
Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Chill dough for one hour. If you have to chill the dough longer, then you will have to press the cookies down in criss-cross fashion with a fork or the cookies won’t spread enough while baking.
Bake at 350 about 12-14 minutes or until done.
Heath Toffee Meltaways are great to pack for picnics, soccer practice, or gymnastic workouts!
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.
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 unsalted butter
- 1 cup oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 5 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens cookies)
- 8-oz. bag [url href=”https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/products/product/heath-english-toffee-bits-8-ounce.html” target=”_blank”]Heath English Toffee Bits[/url]
- 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.
- Chill cookie sheets with cookie dough in refrigerator one hour.
- Bake at 350° for about 12-14 minutes or until done.
Don’t you just want to pick one up and eat it now?
These great cookies will make you salivate!
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. Take a plate of Heath Toffee Meltaways to your office and they will be scarfed down in no time!