Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Today is English Toffee Day!...A yummy-looking recipe for English Toffee cookies


Who doesn't love the delicious flavor of English toffee? One of my favorite forms is English Toffee creamer in my coffee or in convenience-store cappucino.

 Today, January 8, 2014, is English Toffee Day.

Here are some interesting facts about toffee, including this one:

Some think that English toffee is a variant of a 19th century candy.  Because slave labor drastically lowered the prices of sugar and treacle at the start of the 19th century, the key ingredients needed to create toffee became available to average people. Seeking a frugal solution,  two English ladies decided to combine these two ingredients and created a wonderful treat.

In the spirit of the day, I thought I'd share a recipe for English Toffee Cookies.  In all honesty, I haven't tried this recipe, but it looks easy and delicious.  Here we go, from

1 c. brown sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. soft shortening
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
6-8 Heath candy bars, broken

Cream together sugars and shortening. Add eggs and beat. Combine flour, soda and salt and add to creamed mixture. Mix well. Blend in candy bar bits. Drop by teaspoon of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Sounds like the perfect comfort food for a cold January day!

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