Thursday, February 16, 2012

Toffee Bars

I've mentioned before what a Cookie Monster I am!

This is an awesome bar cookie that you will LOOOOVE!

I love the way Michael Ann cooks (& bakes...and bakes!) easy family-friendly recipes at her blog - The Big Green Bowl. Please visit her there and tell her I sent you over!

This is definitely a recipe you'll want to keep close at hand so you can satisfy that sweet tooth any time it hits.

I made these to add to 'goodie boxes' our missionary group at church packages up to mail to college and military for Valentine's Day.  

I know I would want to receive this cookie in any package!!!

I love that this easy recipe calls for NO baking powder, baking soda or salt, so you can make it even when you're in a hurry and enjoy tasty treats in about 30 minutes flat!

Just simple ingredients you most likely already have in your cupboard.

Pour yourself a glass of milk and get ready to enjoy!!

{My mouth honestly watered just reviewing this photo once again!!}


1 c. butter, softened
1 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. chocolate chips (your favorite)
1/2 c. chopped nuts (your favorite)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9" X 13" baking dish. In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and vanilla; beat well.  Blend in flour, then add chocolate chips and nuts.  Spread mixture into the pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.  (Be careful not to overbake). Cool to room temperature (if you can wait!) and cut into squares.