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German Chocolate Toffee Cookies

 German Chocolate Toffee Cookies
When I first shared these crisp cookies with folks at the hospital where I work as a cook, everyone's palate was pleased! German sweet chocolate gives them a unique twist.
78 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate English toffee bits
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugars until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
  • after each addition. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine the flour,
  • baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix
  • well. Stir in toffee bits and walnuts.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire
  • racks to cool. Yield: 13 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 161 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.