How to Make Our All-Time Best Toffee Chip Cookie Recipe

Decadent and so easy to make, this 5-ingredient toffee chip cookies recipe is your next go-to sweet treat.

Chocolate chip cookies, meet your match! This toffee chip cookies recipe offers an irresistible spin on an old classic. Perfect for sharing at a summer barbecue or savoring with a cup of coffee, these cookies are the best new addition to any dessert-lover’s arsenal.

Hunt Down Toffee Bits

The English toffee bits may not be as ubiquitous on shelves as their chocolate cousins, but tracking ’em down is worth the effort. If they don’t sell toffee bits at the closest grocery store, you can always find them on Amazon.

Go Nuts

For extra flavor, stir in some of your favorite nuts. Toasted pecans can add additional texture and crunch—but walnuts, almonds or even macadamia nuts can also work.

Take It Slow

Baking more than one batch at once might seem like the most efficient idea. However, try to limit yourself to one tray at a time, and use the middle rack of the oven so the heat and circulation make for evenly baked cookies.

How to Make Butterscotch Toffee Cookies


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 package butter pecan cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) milk chocolate English toffee bits

Can’t find butter pecan cake mix? That’s OK. This recipe is pretty versatile. Anything from yellow cake mix to a spiced cake mix will bring equally soft and chewy results.


Step 1: Mix it up

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil until blended; gradually add cake mix and mix well. Fold in chips and toffee bits.

Pro Tip: Add in chips and toffee bits by hand. This reduces the risk of over mixing, ensuring your cookies don’t get too tough.

Step 2: Bake some magic

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.

Pro Tip: Make sure to space cookies evenly on the baking sheet—usually about 2 inches—and consider using a piece of parchment paper so no dough sticks to the pan. Once they’re out of the oven, let the cookies cool 1 minute before moving to wire racks.

How to Store Toffee Chip Cookies

We understand if the cookies don’t make it to the storage stage, but if you manage to save a few, wait until they are completely cooled before putting them away. This will avoid the build-up of condensation that makes cookies soggy.

To retain enough moisture to keep your cookies fresh and soft, you can store an apple wedge with them. (You can find more baking secrets where that came from.)

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Kim Bussing
Kim Bussing is a writer and editor living in Los Angeles. She has written for publications including Reader’s Digest, Modern Farmer, Clean Plates and Vice, among others, and she is working on her first novel. She is always on the hunt for the perfect gluten-free cinnamon roll.