Butterscotch, Coconut, and Toffee Cookies

Butterscotch chips, coconut flakes, and toffee bits combine to create an almost caramel-like flavor and interesting texture in these cookies.

Butterscotch Coconut Toffee Cookies

Today is Hubby’s birthday so I thought I’d share a recipe that he helped to develop. That man never ceases to amaze me. I recently found out that his all-time favorite cookie is the oatmeal raisin cookie (I had no clue) and then he drops another bombshell. He loves butterscotch. I have exactly one recipe containing butterscotch in my over 1200 posts on this blog. Seriously, who is this guy?

Butterscotch Coconut Toffee Cookies

So I wanted to make a variation on my favorite chocolate chip cookie that used the new bag of butterscotch chips I just bought. I was rummaging through my baking pantry trying to decide what would pair well with butterscotch. I have to admit, since I clearly never bake with it, I was somewhat at a loss…

Butterscotch Coconut Toffee Cookies

I decided to add some toffee and some beautiful unsweetened coconut flakes to the mix. I crossed my fingers that it would all work out, and you know what? It did. In an amazing way that makes me wish I had known about Hubby’s love of butterscotch a few years ago. Better late than never, I suppose. So there might be more butterscotch recipes coming your way. Any suggestions?

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Butterscotch, Coconut, and Toffee Cookies

Butterscotch chips, coconut flakes, and toffee bits combine to create an almost caramel-like flavor and interesting texture in these cookies.

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
3/4 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup toffee bits
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 butterscotch chips/coconut/toffee 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.

Recipe adapted from Beantown Baker

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11 Responses to “Butterscotch, Coconut, and Toffee Cookies”

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    sephora coupons in store print — February 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm

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    Ellen — February 11, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    They sound awesome! Everything I like–hubby has good taste! You might want to edit–it says chocolate chips and I assume you mean butterscotch chips. Can’t wait to try them. Thanks a lot.

    • beantownbaker — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      Thanks for the heads up. I have fixed the typo.

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    chelsea @ serves two — February 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I must admit that in reading this post I turned to my fiance and asked him what his favorite kind of cookie was (we’ve been together 5 1/2 years). His response: peanut butter chocolate chip. You learn something new every day :)

    I too love butterscotch (and coconut and toffee for that matter!) but it is such an overlooked flavor!

    • beantownbaker — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      Isn’t that funny?!? Crazy how you can be with someone so long and still be surprised by them!

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    Judy Dougherty — February 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

    In the recipe you, you say to add chocolate chips(?) and there is no reference to when you add the toffee or the coconut…

    • beantownbaker — February 12th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

      They go in with the butterscotch chips. I have updated the recipe to reflect this. Sorry about the typo.

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    Liz — February 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for the nice recipe.

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    kind of amazing/awesome that there’s still more to discover about him after all these years! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Wow, what a combination! These cookies sound heavenly :)

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    vanillasugarblog — February 25, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Yes yes yes! Butterscotch and coconut together! It works it does.

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