If you’re looking to change up your oatmeal cookie game, these Crispy Toffee Oatmeal Cookies will knock your socks off! Made with Heath toffee bits, the bits caramelize and leave you with an utterly amazing and unforgettable cookie.
Can we talk about crispy cookies today? Because it’s not a realm often ventured to here.
And these peanutella stuffed brown butter chocolate chip cookies. And these chocolate gingerbread cookies. Plus maybe 6 other recipes.
Overall, I feel like crispy cookies get a bad rap, from me included.
Crispy Oatmeal Cookies
But a couple of years ago when I made those delightful roasted peach ice cream sandwiches, I stuffed that ice cream between two crispy toffee oatmeal cookies and was SO thrilled with the result.
Yes, after the ice cream softens the cookies you basically can’t tell whether they were soft or crispy to start with however, the flavor of crispy cookies changes things.
It’s almost like using brown butter in a recipe. There’s an additional layer of nutty flavor that you don’t expect but it nearly blows you away.
Stella Parks of BraveTart fame also talks about this phenomenon with her Tate’s-style thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies. And really, who can resist those Tate’s cookies?!
For whatever reason, I never got around to posting the recipe for these cookies by themselves and I’m sort of glad that I didn’t because they next two times I made them, they were a complete flop.
Like, I’m still shocked they turned out as good as they did the first time for the ice cream sandwiches!
So I did some tweaking to the recipe, made them less like (or rather, nothing like) grease cookies and more like crispy oatmeal toffee cookies that you’ll want to dip in your coffee, eat for breakfast, stuff with Fluff and Biscoff (see above).
Or you know, save for ice cream sandwiches. None of which I know anything about…
Here’s the basic shopping list of ingredients you’ll need for these cookies. Be sure to check out the full list in the recipe card below!
- all-purpose flour
- baking soda
- table salt
- old-fashioned oats
- unsalted butter
- dark brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- pure vanilla extract
- Heath toffee bits
How to Make the Best Oatmeal Cookies
Like most cookies, these are easy oatmeal cookies to make! Here are the basic steps for making them! Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full list of instructions!
STEP 1: Whisk the dry ingredients together. Hold off on adding the toffee bits for a few minutes.
STEP 2: Beat the butter and sugars together in a large bowl. Then add the egg and vanilla extract.
STEP 3: Mix in the dry ingredients and then stir in the toffee bits.
STEP 4: Bake for about 15 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Because there is only 1 egg in this recipe, the cookies will spread out a little more than most cookie recipes. And that’s what you want!
Because they spread, they will crisp up better as they bake than cakey or chewy cookies do.
More Ways to Use Old-Fashioned Oats
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches
- Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream
- Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
- Blackberry Oatmeal Pie Bars
heavily adapted from Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King As a member of the Amazon Associate affiliate program, I earn a small percentage from your qualifying Amazon purchases when you click the Amazon links on this page. I'm not informed of who purchases what, just of what products are purchased.
heavily adapted from Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook by Kathleen King
As a member of the Amazon Associate affiliate program, I earn a small percentage from your qualifying Amazon purchases when you click the Amazon links on this page. I'm not informed of who purchases what, just of what products are purchased.