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Toffee Squares: #Cookielicious Exchange Party

toffee squares

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for holiday baking!!!!! Tis the season, right? This recipe brings me all the way back to my childhood. Around Christmas time, my mom would always break out about 100 different cookie recipes, and toffee squares were my absolute favorite. To this day I look forward to them as a holiday treat. And the best part? Toffee squares are SO EASY to make!

toffee squares

When we lived in Wisconsin and Michigan, my mom would pack up the completed toffee squares in tins and leave them on the shelf in the garage. Since it was always the middle of winter when she made them…right around the holidays…keeping the squares in the garage essentially kept them refrigerated! Even though they don’t need to be stored in the fridge, to this day I still like to keep them cold. Ah, nostalgia…and deliciousness…

toffee squares

I don’t know what’s better, the buttery goodness of the toffee cookie, or the hardened dark chocolate layer on top. The combination is so classic and so wonderful. If I’m left to my own devices, I could eat an entire batch of the toffee squares. But sharing them is probably better, especially at the holidays! They are a great addition to an assorted tin of cookies to exchange.

toffee squares

From start to finish, these toffee squares take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. The ingredients are so simple: you probably already have them on hand in your pantry! So, what are you waiting for? Get that holiday baking started, y’all!!!

toffee squares

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Toffee Squares for a #Cookielicious Exchange Party
These toffee square cookie bars are a childhood favorite - they are easy to make and absolutely delicious!
  • 1½ cups butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) dark chocolate chips or other dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. With a mixer, cream butter and brown sugar over medium speed. Slowly add egg and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add flour to mix on medium-low speed. Batter should be thick/stiff.
  4. Spread batter evenly in 9x13 inch pan.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a light golden brown.
  6. Remove bars from oven and sprinkle the bag of chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place pan back in the oven for 2 minutes to melt the chocolate.
  7. Remove pan from oven and spread the melted chocolate evenly across the bars. If desired, add chopped walnut pieces. Let cool completely.
  8. Using a sharp knife, cut bars into squares.


It just so happens that the Sunday Supper team is getting together today for a #Cookielicious Exchange! You can make these toffee squares, and also get inspired by all of the other amazing cookie recipes being shared today – take a look!

Plus, 20 Cookie Baking Tips and Holiday Cookie recipes from Sunday Supper

Join us for a #Cookielicious chat at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Dec. 1, on Twitter We will be sharing tips for cooking baking along with stories about our favorite family recipes. Follow the #Cookielicious hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great cookies recipes, check out our Cookie Jar Pinterest board


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