Friday, March 21, 2014

Chocolate Chip Toffee Treasure Cookies

chocolate chip toffee treasure cookies
Chewy bites of toffee, coconut and chocolate are combined in this uniquely irresistible cookie. A while back, I asked you all to share your favorite, most unique, cookies on our Facebook page. A few people mentioned Treasure Cookies as a childhood favorite.

I'd never heard of them before, but the ingredients were so intriguing, I couldn't resist trying them for myself. The flour in this recipe is created by grinding graham crackers to powder. I threw the crackers in the food processor, but it would work just as well to smash them by hand. Because I never manage to leave well enough alone, I played with the recipe a little bit, but the heart of the cookie is still the same.

Chocolate Chip Toffee Treasure Cookies
recipe adapted from Eagle Brand Recipes
Yield: 3 dozen cookies
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14 graham crackers, ground to powder, 1 1/2 cups worth
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup toffee bits

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the butter and the milk in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add the graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder and mix to combine. Stir in the coconut, chocolate chips and toffee bits.

Scoop onto a parchment or silpat lined baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, until the tops are set and the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

chocolate chip toffee treasure cookies

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  1. I have actually never had a treasure cookie...but they sound to die for! You can't go wrong with chocolate, coconut and toffee..and cookies! Pinned

  2. These sound really good Mary, I have not seen a chocolate chip cookie recipe quite like this before, will try. Just pinned.

  3. These look/sound amazing. I just saw gluten-free graham crackers the other day!! :)

  4. I love finding new cookie recipes to try - these look amazing, I'll be making them this week!

  5. I recently found another recipe like this, but I didn't know they were called treasure cookies. I like the addition of coconut. Yum!

  6. This sound wonderful. The graham crackers used in this way, is something I have never thought about, great idea.

  7. Yum, I love the flavor of graham, and I've never used toffee bits, but I do have a bag of them waiting to be used!

  8. Mary, I'm drooling! I love coconut and chocolate chip cookies. I have never heard of using graham crackers and sweetened condensed milk either but the texture looks divine!

  9. If I use 3 tablespoon baking powder then is there any problem?

    1. 3 tablespoons? or 3 teaspoons? 3 teaspoons will just make them a bit puffier. 3 tablespoons... I have no idea. Hopefully they turned out alright for you.

  10. I've never heard of treasure cookies before. Wow, those cookies are mouthwatering.