Toffee Cookies - Take 2

Have I mentioned that I love toffee? Imagine my excitement when I came across this recipe while perusing food blogs (definitely not) at work. Warning: this recipe has a pound of chocolate in it. 

Chocolate Toffee Cookies

1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pound chocolate (I used a combination of bittersweet and semi-sweet, some Ghiradelli, some Baker's)
1/4 cup unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
1 3/4 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla
5 toffee bars (1.4 oz each) (like Heath), chopped
salt (optional)

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl with a whisk. Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler. If you're ghetto, like me, do this:

(The Pot-On-Pot "I don't have a" Double Boiler)

Use an electric mixer (I have one of these!):

(My BEAUTIFUL pistachio green KitchenAid mixer [thanks Dad!]) combine the brown sugar and eggs, beat for 5 minutes. Beat in the chocolate and vanilla. Stir in the flour, then stir in the toffee chunks (I suppose you could follow the original recipe and also add walnuts, but I think nuts are for pansies). Some toffee porn: 

Don't be alarmed by the batter being very thin. I was, because I did not read the whole recipe and did not realize there was refrigeration time involved. I loathe recipes with refrigeration time, I'm not that patient! But alas, it's necessary for this one. Refrigerate for about an hour, then drop spoonfuls onto a parchment paper/wax paper/silpat covered cookie sheet. If you want, sprinkle with salt. I did this for the first 1 or 2 batches and then forgot. If I knew which cookies came from which batches... I'd let you know if it made a difference. Bake for 12-15 minutes (I definitely needed at least 15). Also, let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for at least 10 minutes or so before transferring to a cooling rack, otherwise the bottoms will be too soft and fall out. 

I'd say these are better than Toffee Cookie attempt number one, but not every day cookies. They are VERY rich! Remember... a POUND of chocolate. On that note, I'll never fall asleep tonight from too much sugar intake. 

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