Chocolate Chip, Toffee, Toasted Pecan and Coconut Cookies

There are at least a million chocolate chip cookie recipes out there. At least that many. Ever since I first made this recipe earlier this year, I haven’t felt the need to try any more.

And believe me, I’ve tried quite a few. I was convinced Alton Brown’s The Chewy was “The One” but I still kept trying more recipes. I tried The Puffy, The NY Times recipe, The Cooks Illustrated recipe, a recipe with pudding in it, a soft and chewy one, and The Levain Bakery recipe. None of them left me satisfied like this one does.

My friends have requested it many many times since their debut in March of this year. And I’m happy to oblige. Hubby, who claims he’s “not a chocolate guy” has proclaimed it his favorite cookie. This is coming from a guy who also claims he likes cookie dough better than baked cookies. This cookie has changed his mind people. And he’s a stubborn man (love you babe!)

So as you can imagine, over the course of the last 8 months, I have inevitably mixed in all sorts of goodies into this cookie batter. I never change the basic recipe, just the things I’m throwing in at the end. This combination of chocolate chips, toffee, toasted pecans, and toasted coconut was such a success, I had to post about it. They might be my favorite combination to date.

If you’re looking for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, give this one a shot. Whether you use all chocolate chips or mix things up like I have here, I hope this one steals your heart like it has mine.

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Chocolate Chip, Toffee, Toasted Pecan and Coconut Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip recipes with toffee, toasted pecan, and toasted coconut mixed in!

Yield: 2 dozen large cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee pieces
1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/2 cup toasted pecans
sea salting, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions:

Melt the butter in a saucepan until brown and set it aside to cool.

Cream the butter, cream cheese and both sugars together with an electric mixer until smooth.

Add the eggs and beat until combined.

Turn the mixer on low and mix in the flour, salt and baking soda until just combined.

Add the chocolate chips, toffee, coconut, and pecans and mix until just incorporated.

Cover the dough and refrigerate until chilled, several hours or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a few trays with baking paper.

Roll 1/4 cup size balls of dough and place them on the trays. Flatten slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

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10 Responses to “Cookie Dough Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes”

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    Janna — June 2, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    These look awesome!
    Did it take a long time to get the ice cream to freeze?

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    Jen — June 2, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Janna,

    I let it set in the ice cream about 30 minutes between each step. I wasn’t in a big hurry and 30 minutes was perfect.

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    Lisa — June 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    I love the last photo, the way the ice cream has so perfectly filled the liner and the way the frosting swirls on top. And that frosting sounds fabulous! I am going to try it on my Chile Variado Cupcakes for an extra spicy combination.

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    Ivy — June 5, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    This was a REAALLY good idea!
    I love cookie-dough anything. 🙂

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    Katie — June 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    I totally do the mush thing too! In fact, for all my birthdays as I kid I would ask for cake mush, which meant my mom would take my slice of cake and ice cream and mash it up for me with a fork. The amazing thing is that while I would be full after a slice of cake and a scoop of ice cream, I can eat double that when in mush form. Yum!

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    Jen — June 12, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    That’s awesome Katie – glad I’m not the only cake mush eater out there!

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    Teanna DiMicco — April 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    This is insane! And by insane, I mean TOTALLY AWESOME! COME ON!!!! I am SO making these!

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    Hillary — April 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What an awesome idea! How do you store them – does the cake part get too cold if you freeze them?

    Hillary
    Chew on That

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — April 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    These are so incredible – Love them!!!

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    Jen — April 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Hillary – I kept them in the freezer. It did make the cake part cold, but I’m personally a fan of cold/frozen cake anyways.

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