Toffee Almond Shortbread

by Kathy Strahs on December 7, 2009 · 13 comments

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You’d think that after all the toffee I consumed last week I wouldn’t want anything more to do with the stuff for a while, but it’s not so. On the contrary, I was quite eager to chop up some of the decadent candy that had eluded my eager hands and parlay them into the Toffee Almond Shortbread recipe that I found on yet another package of butter (I’ve definitely become a fan of these recipes from the butter producers!).

I wondered aloud on Twitter whether I should dip these cookies in chocolate or not. The response from the Twitterverse was a resounding “YES!” and I’m glad I heeded their advice. Shortbread is rich and sweet enough on its own, and this one with the toffee bits was no exception. But the chocolate makes it just a little bit more special and I think it looks especially nice with the star shapes.

As you can see in the photos, I’ve packaged up these little stars to give away as gifts. But never fear – I still have plenty of odd scraps left over from the cookie cutting to last us through the holidays (and, yes, I dipped those in chocolate too :-)).

Toffee Almond Shortbread

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Eleni December 7, 2009 at 1:00 PM

This looks really yummy!! I think it will be this evening’s project…Where do you buy toffee bits?

I love your blogs!

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Kathy December 7, 2009 at 1:33 PM

Thanks, Eleni! I can usually find toffee bits in the baking aisle near chocolate chips (Heath is one brand that makes them).

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Ciaochowlinda December 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM

I’d love to try making these to add to my cookie tray.
.-= Ciaochowlinda´s last blog ..Chocolate Biscotti =-.

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Maria December 8, 2009 at 8:38 AM

These are my kind of cookie. Toffee is my favorite and they are festive too! Love them!
.-= Maria´s last blog ..Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies =-.

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Steph December 8, 2009 at 8:48 AM

I am making these this weekend! They look great! Thanks for the recipe.

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Kathy December 8, 2009 at 11:19 AM

Excellent – hope you enjoy them!

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natalie December 8, 2009 at 3:45 PM

yum! i love how some of the best cookie recipes are the ones i find on the inside of the butter boxes!! these are very much like some butter toffee chip cookies i make, but minus the almonds! i’m going to have to try this version too!!

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Nutmeg Nanny December 9, 2009 at 11:50 AM

These look fabulous! I love that you jazzed up the recipe by cutting the bars into shapes. Since I’m such a fan of toffee I need to give this recipe a try:)
.-= Nutmeg Nanny´s last blog ..Butterscotch Scotchies – Operation Baking Gals =-.

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KJ December 9, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Did you cut these into stars before or after baking? Thanks!

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Kathy December 10, 2009 at 12:53 AM

After baking but while they were still a bit warm :-)

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Lindsey December 14, 2009 at 12:58 PM

I’m going to make these this weekend! I was thinking of doing stars like these–how many did you manage to get from one batch? I’m planning to give some in a tin as a hostess gift.

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Kathy December 14, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Great – I hope you like them! I got about a dozen stars out of a single batch (abt 2″ wide).

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Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy November 28, 2012 at 2:35 PM

These are so cute and look delish!
Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy´s last blog post ..Creamy Baked Mac & Cheese

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