Cookies, Desserts

Crispy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

March 5, 2012
So, It’s been almost 2 weeks that I haven’t baked.  And I mean like I haven’t touched my mixer, the oven, cupcake pans, or anything sugar related.  I was ok the first week.  I was even ok with it earlier last week.  I’ve had so many things on my mind, and so much to do that it didn’t quite get to me.  But that’s it; I’ve hit my limit.  I’m done.  I need to bake.  And I need to bake NOW!
We’ve been settled in our new home for a few days now and I still can’t bake.  You want to know why?  We shipped over all of my baking and cookies supplies, blogging materials, and really everything I need to bake some delicious treats, and they still haven’t arrived.  BUT, I have good news.  They are coming today!  Finally!  And I can’t wait to get in the kitchen and bake up a storm. 
I just don’t know what I’m going to bake first.  Maybe cupcakes or a cake?  Or something simpler like cookies or scones?  Or something more fun, like doughnuts or pop tarts?  What do you think I should bake?  Any suggestions?
I know one treat that I’ve wanted to make again are these Crispy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies.  These cookies are crispy, crunchy, chewy, and incredibly delicious.  At first when I took them out of the oven, I thought they weren’t going to be that special.  I thought they didn’t have enough dough in them, and that they would be too hard.  But, Steve took the first bite and loved them!  And then, of course, I couldn’t resist so I ate one and felt the same – deliciously crispy, with this addicting flavor that keeps you wanting more.  And, knowing me, I went back for more, and didn’t stop at 2 cookies! 
The ingredient that makes these cookies so crispy is Rice Crispy Treats.  Combined with oatmeal and small Toffee Bits, you’ve got a cookie that is not only crispy, but is also crunchy and chewy.  Feel free to add in some Chocolate Chips, or White Chocolate Chips, or chopped up candy, such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or Snickers.  Mix it up and have some fun!  Just don’t eliminate the Rice Crispy Treats or Oatmeal :).

Crispy Oatmeal Toffee Cookies
For Printable Recipe, Click here!
Makes: About 15 Cookies, depending on the size you make them
½ cup Brown Sugar
½ cup Sugar
½ cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 cup All Purpose Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
1 cup Rolled Oats, Not Quick-Cooking Oats
1 cup Rice Crispy Cereal
¾ cup Toffee Bits
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with silicone mats, or parchment paper.  Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the brown sugar, sugar, and butter.  Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until incorporated and the batter is smooth.
 Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Mix to combine.  Stir in the rolled oats, rice crispy cereal, and toffee bits.  Only mix until the ingredients are fully incorporated and scattered throughout the batter, do not over mix. 
Using a tablespoon, scoop out balls of dough into the palm of your hand.  Roll the dough into a ball and slightly flatten it.  Place the dough ball on the prepared baking sheet.  Continue with the rest of the cookie dough. 
Bake the cookies until the edges turn a light golden brown, about 10-13 minutes.  Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool on the pan for a couple minutes.  Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely.  Serve and enjoy!
These cookies last up to 5 days in a sealed container.
Recipe adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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  • Audra March 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I totally understand how hard that must be! Have so much fun in the kitchen today- and these cookies look delish!

  • Julie @ Table for Two March 5, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    yay for baking again! you made a great choice for the first time back in the kitchen 🙂 these look amazing and I LOOOOVE toffee!!

  • Averie Sunshine March 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Rice Crispy Treats in cereal AND toffee bits…YUM on these!

  • Melissa Maruca March 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Yummy! 🙂
    My first thoughts are always “O0O0O000OOO000O! that would go great with my morning coffee!”

  • Cassie @ Bake Your Day March 5, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I feel deprived if I go too long without baking. Hopefully your stuff will arrive today. These cookies are awesome. Oatmeal are some of my favorites! 

  • sally March 5, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    yum! this cookie looks fantastic, so creative! i just baked brown butter toffee cookies the other day. i’m now hooked on toffee and would love to use up the rest of the bag. this looks like a great solution. 🙂

  • Mai Nguyen March 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    these look amazing!! i wanted to make them today, since i’m already baking a cake from your blog, but i see i need rolled oats, so i may have to put these off if i get too lazy to go to the store. we’ll see! 

    glad to hear you guys are settled in. hope your baking supplies come soon!!

  • Daisy March 5, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I know what you mean! I’m staying with my parents now and they don’t really like it when I bake cause they always say I make a mess, I was baking daily when I was in melbourne…sigh I really miss my mixer 😀 

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious March 5, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I feel your pain, I haven’t baked for about 4 days now and I’m trying to come up with something. It’s my sons 2 year birthday party on Saturday so I better get thinking kinda quick! Zoikes…

  • 01VanillaBean01 March 5, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I’d be in such serious withdrawal if I were away from my baking supplies for as long as you have been.  Hoping everything arrives safe and sound and ready to work!  These cookies look wonderful.

  • Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos March 5, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    These look so good!  

  • Elizabeth March 6, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Toffee? Yum!!

  • Choc Chip Uru March 6, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    These cookies are a staple favourite! Due to the oatmeal, they are healthy therefore can be eaten for breakfast with caramel ice cream all warmed up – sorry is that only me?

    Choc Chip Uru

  • dashing dish March 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you for the sweet compliment on my blog today! xo You are the sweetest! You are just as creative miss krissy! must be the Lord! 🙂 

    Also, I love those straws! Where did you get them? 

  • Kiri W. March 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Oooh, I love toffee! 🙂 What a great recipe.
    I vote for bread pudding!

  • Celina March 7, 2012 at 12:09 am

    These look great, and I have some toffee chips that I didn’t know what to do with.  Yay!  

  • Baker Street March 7, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I love using toffee chips in cookies! These sound lovely Krissy! 

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

     Ooo Bread Pudding is great one!

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

     Aww Thanks Katie!  You totally made me smile :).  I got them from Style Me Pretty {}

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

     Hahaha so right!

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I seriously went through some weird withdrawals, but I’m back in business 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

     Cupcakes is always a winner 🙂

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

     I missed my mixer SO much!

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

     Yum!  Brown Butter Toffee Cookies sound amazing!

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

     It arrived!

  • Krissy's Creations March 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm

     Weird!  It must be some type of glitch.  Hopefully it works soon 🙂

  • beti March 8, 2012 at 4:08 am

    they look perfectly crunchy and delicious

  • Pâte à Chew March 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Love these!   So much crunchiness in this cookie, yum!

  • Sarah March 8, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    These sound yummy! I love toffee in my cookies!

  • Lisa82367 March 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I made these cookies today — they are delicious!!  Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  • Alissa March 30, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I can’t wait to make these next week for the birthday celebration at work! Thank you so much for the post!!