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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13 Responses to “Best Dang Thing EVER Bars”

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    HoneyB — September 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    This is a great post and I love that you and your sister made these together! You know its a favorite when you can make a recipe from memory! Thanks for participating 🙂

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    Laura — September 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Awesome bars! You and your sister sound like me and my sister, so I loved this post extra for that. Great submission, thanks for participating.

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    Colleen — September 9, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yum, these look SO good! And fairly easy – I will be making them soon!

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    stephchows — September 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Love the story that goes with these 🙂 family recipes are the best!

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    Katie — September 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    OH YUM!! Those look so freakign gooooood!!

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    The American Homemaker — September 9, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Those look great!!!!!!!!!! MMmmmmm

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    Ingrid — September 9, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I suppose if you were fond of chocolate they would be the best dang thing. I’d like the blonde version of this instead. 🙂

    You almost make me wish I had a sister instead of six brothers, almost. 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Sara @ Our Best Bites — September 10, 2009 at 3:46 am

    oh my neighbor makes these and they are SO good! Mmmm I’m wishing I had one right about now, thanks for sharing the recipe!

    (also glad you enjoyed the taquitos!)

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    Justin — September 11, 2009 at 12:07 am

    whoa, a whole pack of caramels? this sounds amazing

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    madebymel — September 11, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Oh.my.gosh! I bet these really are the best dang thing ever! I can’t wait to make these to bring to work!

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    Karen - Mommy to four sweeties — September 18, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I wonder if these can be made with a plain chocolate cake mix since I don’t have a german chocolate one on hand.

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    Jen — September 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I would think any chocolate cake mix would work

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    fun size wife — February 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    These are close to the Pioneer Woman’s Knock You Naked Brownies except for the frosting. Thank goodness chocolate and caramel are legal!

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