Bar cookies-toffee bars

Bar cookies are fast and easy to make, without the fussing that many other cookies take.  They are easy to bake too, and can be made quickly while achieving other holiday tasks, such as wrapping those gifts or writing out cards.  For busy moms, they can be a life saver for that special treat for taking to school for parties, serving at home, or taking along to a holiday party.

These toffee bars are an old fashioned favorite, with all of the flavor of toffee and far easier to make.  Coated with chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, they are attractive enough to appeal too.

Toffee Bars

  • 1 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 c. brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped nuts
  • 3-4 milk chocolate bars (regular sized bars) broken into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a baking sheet.

Mix butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla.  Add flour and salt, stir until well blended.  Spread into a 10×13″ rectangle on greased baking sheet, leaving about 1″ empty pan around the cookie dough’s edges.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until cookies are nicely browned.  Crust will still be soft.  Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle top with chocolate bar pieces evenly across top of cookies.  Let stand until chocolate is soft, and spread chocolate evenly over top of cookies.  Sprinkle with chopped nuts.  Cut bars while still soft & warm into small squares.

About giascott

Writer, blogger, cook, grandmother, mother, wife, radio personality, outdoor enthusiast, dog enthusiast, crafter, artist, and part-time nut~~I've earned a lot of t-shirts in my day! I'm one of those crazy independent women who can cut down a tree, build you a shed, sew you a dress, cook your dinner, make some soap, pitch a tent, build a fire, catch some fish, dig in the garden, chase a kid or two, write you a poem, paint you a picture, and a dozen other things...just don't ask me to sing! I'm also embarking on a relatively new portion of my life, one of being disabled. I'm learning some lessons along the way about a lot of things too.
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