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The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

September 17, 2020 (Last Updated: January 3, 2023)

The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies are delightfully soft, chewy, crispy around the edges and very easy to make! They are made using flavourful browned butter, skor toffee bits and a hint of vanilla; which make for a very irresistible treat! This cookie recipe is deliciously addictive and makes for the perfect sweet snack, bake sale treat or cookie box gift! This recipe also includes easy steps for browning butter!

The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

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The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies are delightfully soft, chewy, crispy around the edges and very easy to make! They are made using flavourful browned butter, skor toffee bits and a hint of vanilla; which make for a very irresistible treat! This cookie recipe is deliciously addictive and makes for the perfect sweet snack, bake sale treat or cookie box gift! This recipe also includes easy steps for browning butter!

Love Brown Butter? Try my Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies and my Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies!

The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies stacked

The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies are so dangerously delicious, and oh so very addictive! Afterall, they are browned butter cookies and buttah makes it taste better. They are the perfect treat to share with family and friends or just enjoy on your own.

Whatever the occasion, wherever the setting, it is bound to be a hit! So to find out how to make rich and buttery thin, soft and chewy toffee cookies, read below!

Here’s Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Perfect for Any Occasion – whether it’s a bake sale, personal enjoyment, a gathering, or a holiday cookie box, brown butter toffee cookies will be a hit!
  • Amazing Flavour – browned butter is the secret to buttery, irresistible cookies! Anything with brown butter adds depth of flavour, and this cookie recipe is no different.
  • Quick & Easy – these cookies bake in less than 10 minutes! But if you’re pressed for time, chill the cookie dough and bake them later!
  • Customizable – from the flavour to the texture, these cookies can be made to suit your personal taste. For example, you can make them as thick or as thin as you’d like!
stacked cookies

What is Browned Butter?

Browned butter is regular butter that has been cooked over medium-low heat, until it has turned a warm amber colour. Once browned, it gives a nutty aroma that provides a great, and distinctive flavour. It’s basically liquid gold and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. When paired with the skor toffee bits, it’s to die for!

How to Make Browned Butter

All you need is butter, a pan (preferably light in colour), and something to stir it with.

Step One: Add Butter to Small Skillet or Pot, cut butter into smaller pieces, and place into a small skillet.

Step Two: Heat Butter, heat skillet or pot over medium-low heat. Once melted, the butter will begin to foam and sizzle. You want to ensure a constant stir to prevent burning. Once browned, you will visibly see the colour change to amber/golden yellow and the smell will be nutty, buttery, and distinctively bold.

Step Three: Remove, remove the butter from the heat and transfer to a heat safe dish to cool.

TSS Tip: Use room temperature butter (if you use cold butter is has the tendency to splatter and burn easily).

What’s Needed to Make this Recipe (Kitchen Tools and Equipment)

  • Skillet or Saucepan – to make browned butter.
  • Mixing Bowl – to store the browned butter while it cools.
  • Baking Sheet – to bake the cookies.
  • Cookie Scoop – in order to scoop out the dough evenly.

What You Need to Make Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

  • Unsalted Browned Butter –  softened/room temperature.
  • Brown Sugar – this deepens the toffee flavour and adds moisture which results in soft, chewy cookies.
  • Granulated White Sugar – for sweetness.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract – without this, the cookies are just missing something.
  • Eggs – they should be room temperature for ease of mixing.
  • Baking Soda – this ensures your cookies are fluffy and not flat.
  • Salt – to balance the flavours.
  • All Purpose Flour – spooned and leveled.
  • Skor – or regular toffee bits.

How to Make the Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

Step One: Brown Butter – over medium-low heat, melt butter in a saucepan. Allow to simmer until the butter begins to turn a warm amber color with a nutty aroma. Pour the butter (including the more browned pieces settled at the bottom) into a mixing bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature, around 15 minutes. Once butter has cooled, add brown sugar and white granulated sugar to the bowl, mix until well incorporated ensuring to scrape down the sides.

Step Two: Add Wet Ingredients – add eggs one at a time, mixing in-between each addition. Add vanilla, mix until incorporated.

Step Three: Add Dry Ingredients, Combine & Chill – add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in skor bits, do not overmix batter. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.

Step Four: Preheat Oven – preheat oven to 350°F or 177°C. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat; set aside.

Step Five: Scoop – remove from fridge, scoop about a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough at a time and roll into balls (use a cookie scoop if you have one on hand, mine were 40g each)

Step Six: Bake, Remove and Enjoy – place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes until edges golden brown. The centers will still be soft for “soft and chewy cookies”. For crispier cookies, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Browned Butter Toffee Cookies broken in half

Recipe Substitutions and Tips

  • For a Slightly Thicker or “Dough-i-er” Cookie – add another 1/4 to 1/3 cup of flour to the cookie dough.
  • Delicious Add-ins – want even more flavor and texture? Consider adding 1/2 cup of wither oats, nuts, or raisins.
  • Sprinkle with Sea Salt – play up that deep caramel flavour from the browned butter by adding sea salt flakes to freshly baked cookies.

Serving Suggestions and Tips

Nothing beats warm cookies and milk. Have browned butter skor toffee cookies with a glass of cold milk or your favorite non-dairy beverage. Check out my Homemade Almond Milk recipe for a vegan milk alternative.

Recipe Notes and Tips for Success

  • Better Brown Butter – when browning your butter, cut it into smaller pieces. Stir the room-temperature butter continuously to ensure even cooking. And use a light coloured pan so you can tell when the butter is browned and ready to be removed from the heat.
  • Watch Brown Butter Closely when browning butter, be very vigilant and don’t allow it to get too brown as the liquids will start to evaporate.
  • Room Temp Butter – cool browned butter to room temperature. This is especially important when adding the egg to the sugar-butter mixture. Cooked eggs are not a part of the recipe!
  • Chill Your Dough – this can be difficult especially when warm cookies are in view, but I can guarantee you’ll have even better tasting cookies if you allow your dough to cool.
  • Don’t Throw Out the Brown Bits – the specks at the bottom of the pan are toasted milk solids. Include it in the cookie batter because this is where most of the flavour comes from.
  • 10 mins on 350 degrees Fahrenheit is all you need!

Can I Make Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies Ahead of Time?

Yes! Roll the cookie dough into balls. Then store them and refrigerate for up to 4 days. They’ll last for 3 months in the freezer. When you are ready to bake the cookies, you can either wait for them to come to room temperature or preheat the oven to 350°F or 177°C and bake from frozen for 15 minutes.

Storage Instructions

Store leftover browned butter skor toffee cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions

Recreate that ooey-gooey texture from the first bake by popping leftover cookies into the microwave for about 10 seconds.

Toffee Cookies crumb shot

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does brown butter do to cookies?

Brown butter enriches the flavour of cookies and adds a deep, nutty, caramel quality. It’s a tasty way to upgrade even the most basic cookies.

What is the secret to chewy cookies?

Eggs are a must for chewy cookies. Some cookie recipes use egg yolks because they have more fat and result in cookies that are even moister.

Where can I find toffee bits?

You can find them at many grocery stores in the Chipits Brand in the baking aisle where chocolate chips are kept, or at bulk food stores such as Bulk Barn.

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The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies

The Best Browned Butter Skor Toffee Cookies are delightfully soft, chewy, crispy around the edges and very easy to make! They are made using flavourful browned butter, skor toffee bits and a hint of vanilla; which make for a very irresistible treat! This cookie recipe is deliciously addictive and makes for the perfect sweet snack, bake sale treat or cookie box gift! This recipe also includes easy steps for browning butter!
4 from 12 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Christmas, Desserts & Treats
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 188 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Unsalted Browned Butter softened/room temperature
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour spooned and leveled
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Skor or Regular Toffee Bits

Instructions
 

  • Over medium-low heat, melt butter in a saucepan. Allow to simmer until the butter begins to turn a warm amber color with a nutty aroma. Pour the butter (including the more browned pieces settled at the bottom) into a mixing bowl. Allow to cool to room temperature, around 15 minutes. Once butter has cooled, add brown sugar and white granulated sugar to the bowl, mix until well incorporated ensuring to scrape down the sides.
  • Add eggs one at a time, mixing in-between each addition. Add vanilla, mix until incorporated.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Fold in skor bits, do not overmix batter. Place dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F or 177°C. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat; set aside.
  • Remove from fridge, scoop about a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough at a time and roll into balls (use a cookie scoop if you have one on hand, mine were 40g each)
  • Place about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes until edges golden brown. The centers will still be soft for “soft and chewy cookies”. For crispier cookies, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes on baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Baking Time – you only need 10 minutes at 350 degrees (granted every oven temperature is different). Once removed, and allowed to cool for a few minutes the cookies will firm up and be ready to eat! // Nutritional info is per cookie.
See detailed notes above for additional tips.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcalCarbohydrates: 22.3gProtein: 1.7gFat: 10.4gCholesterol: 25.3mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 14.7g
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36 Comments

  • Reply
    LC
    September 19, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    These are easy and delicious and DEFINITELY addicting!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      October 4, 2020 at 3:30 am

      Woohooo! Thank you so much LC!! So so glad you loved them, as much as I do! Enjoy!!

  • Reply
    NT
    September 21, 2020 at 2:49 am

    Made these cookies tonight…. one. word, BOMB!!! Must try – so addictive as well. Thanks Taneisha

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      October 4, 2020 at 3:30 am

      Yess!! Thank you so much for your review! Means so much, so happy you enjoyed! Thank you NT!

  • Reply
    Aesha
    September 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    This recipe is absolutely amazing. I’m a baker myself and to be honest, I would give this recipe a 10/10. Crunchy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. Just the way the perfect cookie should be. My kids are begging for more.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      October 4, 2020 at 3:29 am

      Yayyyy! Music to my ears! So happy you enjoyed! Thank you for such amazing feedback Aesha!

  • Reply
    Samiah Nicole
    October 14, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    These cookies are so delicious! They’re buttery, soft and will melt in your mouth! So glad I found it!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      They sure do! I love the melt in your mouth part, so much yum! Glad you enjoyed! Thanks Samiah!

  • Reply
    Jessica Lawson
    October 15, 2020 at 11:38 am

    I’m always on the hunt for brown butter cookie recipes and this one is bomb. So buttery, chewy and delicious. These will definitely be part of my holiday baking bonanza.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      Holiday Baking Bonanza! Yesss! I love it! Thanks Jessica, glad you enjoyed!

  • Reply
    Robin
    October 17, 2020 at 6:33 am

    These cookies are a favorite I like to pair with a cup of tea. I honestly have to control myself because I alone could eat them all in one setting.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:39 pm

      Hahah! Yup, I know the feeling! Thanks so much Robin, appreciate the feedback!

  • Reply
    Lauren Harris
    October 17, 2020 at 6:36 am

    I’m a big fan of browned butter everything and these cookies were perfect. Both chewy and soft at the same time. Will be making these again for sure!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      Absolutely!! Definitely soft, but chewy! Thank you Lauren!

  • Reply
    Immaculate Ruému
    October 19, 2020 at 3:33 am

    You had me at brown butter. These cookies were so easy to make and absolutely delicious!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:37 pm

      Yay, so glad and happy to hear that! Thanks so much Immaculate!

  • Reply
    Barry J.
    October 19, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I made these last night and they are so good! The brown butter and coffee really make this a 5 star recipe. I’ll be making these over the holidays and can’t wait!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much Barry! A holiday must for sure!!

  • Reply
    Marta
    October 19, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I loved that these cookies baked up chewy, but thin. I haven’t had a Skor bar in years and these were a great way to reintroduce them to my diet, LOL!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Hahhaah! A little addition of some Skor Toffee Bits definitelyyy won’t hurt, haha! Thanks Marta!

  • Reply
    Chenée Lewis
    October 19, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I LOVE brown butter and combining it with bits of toffee in these cookies is a winner for me!! They’re SO good. I can’t wait to make them again.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Browned Butter + Skor Toffee Bits…yup, that’ll do it haha! Thanks so much Chenee!!

  • Reply
    Krysten
    October 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    These cookies come out perfect every single time! The brown butter step is definitely a must! Serving these up for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:34 pm

      They are absolutely perfect for the holidays, a sure crowd pleaser! Thank you so much for the great feedback Krysten!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    October 21, 2020 at 11:26 am

    I knew these cookies would be good based on the ingredients and they were! Your instructions were so helpful and my sister has already demanded we make them again.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      Yayyy! Your sister is my kinda gal, haha! Thank you so much Jazz!

  • Reply
    Christy Hoover
    October 21, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I have been looking for different cookie recipes to bake for this holiday season! These cookies will forever be in rotation. They are so delicious.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you so much Christy! They stay in our rotation of baked goods as well! So much yumm!

  • Reply
    Mila
    October 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    I loved how soft and chewy these were. And the browned butter WHEWWW!

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:32 pm

      Yes!! I love that part too! The browned butter makes a world of difference!! Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Tamara
    October 21, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Everything about these cookies were amazing. Chewy, thin, and full of flavor. Definitely making these again soon.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      November 3, 2020 at 10:43 pm

      Woohoo!! So happy to hear this!! The browned butter adds soooooo much flavour! Just so good, thanks so much Tamara!

  • Reply
    Dawn
    February 9, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    The hardest part of this recipe? Letting it cool!
    The next hardest thing? Not eating them all as they came out of the oven!
    I live in a tiny house with only a cheep toaster oven and they came out great!

  • Reply
    Carita
    March 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve never tried brown butter ANYTHING and boy have I been missing out! These cookies are to-die-for!!!! Will be making these again and again!!!

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    Elizabeth
    July 23, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Hi! Can I make the dough ahead of time and store in the fridge?

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      August 6, 2021 at 11:27 am

      Hi Elizabeth, you most definitely can! I recommend you place the whole dough ball(s) on the counter for about 20min – 1/2hr before you plan to bake them so it’s easier to mold into individual sizes before baking!

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