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Chocolate toffee almond cookies & Cookie Cravings

2012 March 6
by Emily Hill

I have made more than my fair share of cookie recipes from Two Peas and Their Pod. Maria is one serious queen of the cookie (and bread and soup and everything in between), so when I heard she had a new cookbook coming out featuring her 30 all-time favorite cookie recipes, I was all over it.

Two Peas and Their Pod Cookie Cravings cookbook

Maria teamed up with Foodie Crush to put together this mouthwatering collection of cookies, which gives me another reason to buy it. Heidi’s food photography is nothing short of amazing. I would love to be that talented but I have resigned myself to being a professional amateur (kind of like those professional students who never graduate).

Cookie Cravings includes all of my favorite cookie recipes-I know I say all of my cookie recipes are my favorite, but these really are my favorite:) There are 15 favorites from the blog and 15 new recipes that haven’t been published anywhere else. Plus, Cookie Cravings includes all new cookie photos for each recipe, photographed and designed by the talented Heidi from Foodie Crush.

See? I told you.

Cookie Cravings will go on sale in March, but if you sign up for their cookbook email list, you’ll stay up-to-date on everything including special discounts and tasty extras…like a recipe for a brand new cookie, chocolate toffee almond cookies.

I’ve tried said recipe.


chocolate toffee almond cookies by Two Peas and Their Pod

Of course, her photo is even yummier, but that’s no surprise. She probably didn’t take it at 8:30 p.m. at night in a poorly lit kitchen with a Lightscoop to fake daylight.

I’m super excited for Cookie Cravings because let’s face it, along with Diet Coke, freshly baked cookies are a sanity staple around these parts.

Printable recipe for chocolate toffee almond cookies below.
Adapted from the original recipe by Two Peas & Their Pod.

Chocolate Toffee Almond Cookies
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This is one of my most favorite cookie recipes from Two Peas & Their Pod. The chocolate cookie combined with toffee , chopped almonds and hint of salt is absolutely perfect. Makes approx. 4 dozen cookies.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 package Heath milk chocolate toffee bits
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • Sea salt, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts. Mix until blended.
  4. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and mix until flour disappears. Stir in toffee and almonds. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle dough with sea salt.
  5. Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Don’t over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.

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10 Responses Post a comment
  1. March 6, 2012

    You are too too sweet! Thanks so much for your kind words about our book! I am so glad you are excited! Yay for cookies! Glad you liked the first recipe you tried-there are more good ones to come:) Thanks so much!
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    Emily Reply:

    Truly can’t wait, Maria! We may finish off the entire batch of chocolate toffee almond cookies today. No lie.
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  2. March 6, 2012

    Get in my belly!
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    Emily Reply:

    Come on over and put a few in!
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  3. March 6, 2012

    Seriously nothing sounds better than a warm cookie right now.
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    Emily Reply:

    If you come over, I will put one in the microwave for you. :)
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  4. March 9, 2012

    Maria ‘s recipes are fantastic. So happy for her book!
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    Emily Reply:

    Now I’m just waiting for yours… ;)


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