My mom used to make these around Christmas or New Years every year and they have definitely become one of my favorites as well. They are so chewy and easy to make as well. I literally can’t stop eating them when I make them. They also make a lot so they would be perfect for a party!I love how the bits of toffee added in the cookies make it a little extra chewy and sweet! They go great with coffee or just by themselves too! They are always a huge hit when I make them and they tend to go very fast! Plus, this is a very easy recipe and doesn't take up too much time since you don't really have to decorate these like sugar cookies!
Directions For Heath Cookies:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Once it is mixed, you can then set it aside. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla and mix until the mixture is creamy. Then, add in 1/2 of the flour mixture and stir to combine. You can then add in the rest of the flour mixture. Once it is about halfway combined, add the heath bits and mix until all the ingredients are mixed together. Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes and up to an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Use a Tablespoon scoop your dough and place the balls onto the cookie sheet. They will spread a little bit so make sure they are spread out, at least 2 inches. Bake for 10-11 minutes, until the edges are just starting to brown. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Be sure to leave enough room when placing them on the cookie sheet because these cookies tend to spread out a lot.
All done! I let them cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes before putting them away. That way they don't stick together in the container.
- 2 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 8 oz package of toffee chocolate covered bits (like Heath bits)
- Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and then set it aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla and mix until the mixture is creamy.
- Add 1/2 the flour mixture and stir to combine. Then add the rest of the flour mixture.
- Once it is around halfway combined, add in the heath bits and mix completely until everything is thoroughly combined.
- Chill cookie dough for at least 30 minutes and up to one hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Use a tablespoon, scoop out cookie dough and place into balls on cookie sheet. Make sure to spread each one out at least 2 inches because these cookies tend to spread out a little.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
- Remove from oven and let cookies cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes.
- Then, transfer cookies to wire rack to let them cool completely and enjoy!
- If you don't find any chocolate covered Heath bits, chop up a little chocolate to add in as well when you add the regular Health bits. Or you can just use plain Heath bits too if you don't want any extra chocolate added in.