Dolly's Crisp Toffee Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chicagopm

This recipe came from Maida Heatter's Book of Great Chocolate Desserts.

Top Review by smargie

I have been making this (exact) cookie since 1964 when I got married, they are my husband and my sons favorite Christmas cookie. They are so easy to make and really do taste like toffee bars. I got this receipe from my Better Homes & Garden cook book and the strange thing is that, other people have made this cookie but it doesnt taste the same because it is baked in a smaller pan and therefore comes out more like a chocolate chip cookie - not crisp like toffee (their receipes also come from BH&G). Thank you so much for this, I had to copy mine on a card recently because the page from the cook book was falling apart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust rack to the center of the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter with a mixer.
  3. Add the salt, vanilla, and sugar and beat well.
  4. On low speed, gradually add the flour, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula and beating until the mixture holds together.
  5. Add the nuts and chocolate chips and mix well.
  6. Spread the dough (it will be stiff) into an unbuttered 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 1 inch jelly roll pan.
  7. With floured fingertips, press the dough firmly to make an even layer- it will be thin.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes, reversing the pan front to back once to insure even baking.
  9. The cake will be golden brown.
  10. Let cool in the pan for only a minute or so.
  11. With a small sharp knife, cut into bars.
  12. Let stand in the pan until cool.
  13. Transfer the cookies to paper towels to dry the bottoms.
  14. Wrap individually in wax paper or store in an airtight container.

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