Cinnamon Toffee Crunch Cookies

Soft and chewy cookies full of cinnamon flavor and studded with crunchy toffee bits

Soft and chewy cookies full of cinnamon flavor and studded with crunchy toffee bits

It’s that time of year again – time for cookie swaps and endless treats everywhere! We are halfway through the month and I’ve already participated in two cookie swaps – the first of which is the Annual Food Blogger Cookies Swap. This year over 20,000 cookies were sent around the world and we raised $12,335 for Cookies for Kids Cancer. It’s one of those events I just can’t pass up – this was my fourth year participating! In 2011 (the first year!) I made these Oatmeal Cranberry Cinnamon Chip Cookies, in 2012 I made these Mexican Chocolate Chunk Cookies, and last year I made Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

A little about how it works: Each blogger makes a small donation to participate, then they are sent the address of 3 random bloggers to send cookies to. In the mean time you are sent 3 dozen cookies from 3 other bloggers. In other words, you check your mail daily at the beginning of December in hopes there are cookies waiting for you haha.

Soft and chewy cookies full of cinnamon flavor and studded with crunchy toffee bits

This year I got Pomegranate Thumbprint Cookies from A Spicy Perspective, a dozen Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pudding Cookies from Sunshine & Sweet Tea, and a batch of Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies from Garlic My Soul. A big thanks to these ladies for sending such yummy cookies! I sent a dozen of my cookies to each of these ladies: The Baker Upstairs, Wit Wisdom & Food, and Confections + Coffee.

This year I’ve been really into both cinnamon and toffee so I decided to combine the two into a soft and chewy cookie. The cookie base is similar to what you would find in a chocolate chip cookie, except it’s loaded with cinnamon. I like to use my favorite Vietnamese cinnamon since it has such a strong cinnamon flavor. Then I stirred in a bunch of toffee chips for a little crunch and that yummy buttery toffee flavor. The result was a soft cinnamony cookie with a nice little crunch from the toffee!

Soft and chewy cookies full of cinnamon flavor and studded with crunchy toffee bits

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