you had me at ‘English’
I love tea…
I love trifle…
I love toffee..
not so sure about Scotch Eggs but Ryan insists that they will be delicious….. we’ll see.
back to the cookie~ when I came across this recipe, I knew this HAD to be my cookie of the day.
English Toffee Squares
you will need :
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts ( I used almonds, because that’s what I had )
so remember butterbutt from last year? She did it again.
I pulled out the ingredients to get to room temperature before I went to the gym & when I came home, a stick of butter was missing.
Guess who is in the doghouse
and guess who learned her lesson about how high to store the butter 😉
Ok.. start by preheating the over to 275 degrees & lining a small cookie sheet (15 x10 ) with parchment paper ( I was out of parchment paper, so I used aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray)
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter & sugar until creamy; scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
Separate the egg
In another bowl, sir together flour & cinnamon. add to the butter mixture & mix until blended.
Dump the mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet & with oiled hands, press the mixture onto the bottom of the pan. It takes a few minutes to get it all flattened out, but trust me, it will lay out nicely.
Quickly whisk the egg white( I used the flour bowl, one less bowl to wash) then brush the egg white over the dough mixture
and gently press into dough
Bake at 275 for 1 hour. Remove from oven & let cool just a bit, then cut into squares.
*note* using the parchment/ foil makes it easy to lift the entire bar out & trnasfer to a cutting board to make easier cutting. The foil seemed to stick to the back a little, but I was able to peel the part that stuck off. I think that with parchment this wouldn’t have been an issue.
I was astounded at how delicious these are.
These will be on my cookie list every year for the rest of my life.
in the meantime, would someone please come over & eat all of these for me? like immediately? So that I don’t…