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Monday, January 18, 2016

Toffee Chip Pecan Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are one of my favorite kind of cookies. They’re soft and sweet, but not TOO sweet and delicate. Yum! Also....toffee is like one of my bff’s. Love it. I prefer it without chocolate but I’ll eat that too. So adding toffee chips to my favorite sugar cookie recipe just made good sense and adding pecans because well...pecans. Yummy cookies, guys!

Toffee Chip Pecan Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup toffee chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup sugar ~ for rolling cookies
Place parchment paper on cookie pans. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Cream sugars with butter and shortening. 
Add egg and vanilla and mix well. 
Add dry ingredients and mix well. 
Stir in the toffee chips and chopped pecans. 
Scoop into 1 inch balls and roll in 1/2 cup sugar. 
Place on prepared pan and flatten dough balls a little bit with your hand. 
Bake for about 10 minutes.
Allow to cool about 10 minutes then remove to a cooling rack. 
Makes about 2 - 3 dozen

Here we go...let's make some cookies!

Cream the sugars with the butter and shortening.

Then add the egg and vanilla.

Next, the dry ingredients.

Add the pecans and toffee chips.

Roll into balls then into the 1/2 cup sugar.

Flatten a bit then bake!

Don't forget the milk!