Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cookies make everything that much nicer

I'm excited. Very very excited. I'm going to see my daughters this weekend. It has been 45 days since we said goodbye to them at their university in SC (not that I'm counting or anything). I baked cookies this afternoon to take along and since I'm traveling by air this time (thankfully) I need to figure out the best way to transport them without breaking any because let me just tell you...they are de-li-cious! The recipe is on the back of the Heath Bar Bits bag but if you're like me and can't see the size .02 font even with your glasses on then you'll appreciate the fact that I've posted the recipe here.

And for the record...six weeks is about as long as I can stand to go without seeing these faces...

Can you blame me?

Here's the recipe...enjoy!

Heath Bits Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 TBLSP milk
1 TBLSP vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 -8 oz. pkg. Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee bits divided

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Beat shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed.

3. Add egg and beat til blended.

4. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and gradually add to peanut butter mixture.

5. Stir in 1 cup toffee bits.

6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet; top each with a few sprinkles of the remaining 1/3 c. chips. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes then remove to rack and cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Have a great time with your girls! So exited for you. Mine's only been gone for 2 weeks and it seems like forever.

  2. Your girls are so cute, and those cookies look yummy. Can I have one or two to spoil my supper?

  3. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!! and have some of those yummy cookies!! xoxo

  4. Joyce, you just have a fabulous time! I know how much you miss your Girls . . . but in a few hours - YAY!!!!
    OK, I need you to eat about a dozen of those cookies for me - OK?
    Have a safe flight! Hugs. Karen

  5. I love anything with Heath Bar (Bits) in it. I have several recipes that I use them in, but I have never taken the time to read the back of the bag. I am going to give these a try the next time we tailgate. (There goes that Muffin Top issue again!)

    Your daughters are so beautiful! I know you are so excited about going to see them. I hope you have a great visit!

  6. Have a great time with your girls. Let me say, my mouth was watering for the cookies--will have to try them.

  7. They look absolutely gorgeous, Joyce. And those cookies don't look so bad either. LOL Seriously, your girls are beautiful, and your cookies look so good. Can I get Heath bar bits here?... I didn't think so. I guess I'll have to copy and paste the recipe to a folder and use it when I move back. I haven't told you yet, but it looks like we will be repatriating some time around June - ish.

    I'll have to get some info from you about sending Fletch back and what we need to do in order to make that go as smoothly as possible.

    Have a great time with your daughters.

  8. Have a great time with your two wonderful daughters! :)

  9. Joyce,

    YUM and I bet the girls can't wait to see you either, especially when you come bearing gifts of home baked goodness. Here is hoping that you all have an amazing time together.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. Adelaide comes home for fall break this week and I am making these cookies for her too. She loves peanut butter and we both love Heath bars, so these will be a hit for sure!!! Thanks for sharing. I love cookies. Any kind! If the truth be known I love any kind of dessert!!!!! Love & blessings from NC!