Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Toffee Bars #ChristmasCookies

Shortbread crust covered with semisweet chocolate and sprinkled with pecans.  A delicious and easy addition to your Christmas Cookie selection this season.

Toffee Bars

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Toffee Bar Pin

I had a Fall Feast dinner party for the neighbors and I slipped a cookie bar into decorative bags that I marked with their names and placed on the table as markers for the seating arrangement.  They were perfect and I still had plenty to go into the freezer to be brought out for Christmas.

Desserts, Cookies, Christmas, Holidays, Cookie Bars, Butter Cookies, Chocolate, Pecans
Yield: 32 cookies
Author: Wendy Klik
Toffee Bars

Toffee Bars

Shortbread crust covered with semisweet chocolate and sprinkled with pecans. A delicious and easy addition to your Christmas Cookie selection this season.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 40 Min


  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 (12 oz) pkg. chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 c. coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Beat the sugar, butter and salt in a large bowl until smooth. Add the egg yolk and vanilla, continue to beat until creamy.
  2. Turn the mixer on low and stir in the flour until well incorporated.
  3. Press dough into a 9x13" baking pan that has been lined with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about half an hour, until set with golden brown edges.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the bars and return to the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove and use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate chips over the top of the bars.
  6. Sprinkle with the nuts and cool in the pan. When cooled completely, use the foil to take the bars out of the pan to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife cut into small bars.


Adapted from a recipe found in All the Good Cookies

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  1. Pecans, chocolate, and shortbread. All of my faves in one bar!

  2. I'm always up for a good bar with chocolate. Yummy!

  3. What a great recipe, can't wait to try!

  4. Yum! Chocolate, pecans, and toffee? All of my favorites

  5. Bar cookies aren't something I do to when I bake, but these are calling my name!

  6. How could anyone say no to these lil' guys??? I certainly couldn't!!!

    1. One of those recipes that has to go into the freezer immediately so they don't get devoured.

  7. I love these toffee bars with a shortbread crust! They sound so delicious and perfect any time of the year!

  8. Yum! I love a bar cookie during the holidays because it's a nice break for my hands from scooping and rolling!

    1. Yes and it is nice to have a selection for your cookie tray.

  9. I love toffee any way, shape, or form so these are perfect for me!

  10. I love toffee and these bars look yummy! I am going to try these right away.


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