Banana Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

I have no reason for making this cake other than I needed to use ripe bananas and didn’t want to make another banana bread.  And I have been dying to make it for quite some time.  Actually, most of the … Continue reading

Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I think this is the best cookie you have ever made” was Matt’s reaction to eating a Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie.  And I can’t argue with him.  First of all, it has brown butter.  If you don’t know by now, I absolutely love using brown butter.  And it has both chocolate and toffee chips, a combination of two wonderful ingredients.

IMG_20131231_175543This was one of those recipes that I happened to have all the ingredients on hand.  I love that.  And, I was glad to use up the 3 almost empty bags of chocolate chips I had…oops! 🙂

What I also love is during the holidays, baking ingredients are on sale and there are coupons.  So I love to stock up on stuff like condensed milk, evaporated milk, and definitely things like chocolate chips and add-ins like that.  Having ingredients on hand like that makes it easier to make a dessert without having to run to the grocery store.

Now this isn’t an average size cookie.  Each cookie consists of a 1/4 of dough.  That’s a lot.

IMG_20131231_150815A great way to measure out the amount of cookie dough is using an ice cream scoop.  (I also use my ice cream scoop for making cupcakes.)

IMG_20131231_152526I could only fit four cookies at a time on the baking sheet.  And because I was using only one baking sheet and one piece of parchment paper, they took me over two hours to make.  It was well worth it!

Because the cookies are so large, I got 16 cookies out of the batter.  You normally get about 3 dozen with regular size cookies.

IMG_20131231_180435I tend not to repeat a lot of recipes because I am always looking for new ones to try.  However, this is one recipe that I intend to repeat frequently.  They are so good!

IMG_20131231_180623If you want to give these cookies a try, and I am sure that you do, make sure you check out the blog Mom On Time Out for this amazing recipe!