Toffee Oatmeal Cookies

June 30, 2017
Love soft and chewy oatmeal cookies?  How about soft and chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with melty toffee bits and the wonderful flavors of toasted pecans?  Then these Toffee Oatmeal Cookies are for you!  And hey, since they have oatmeal in them, they're totally acceptable for breakfast.  At least that's what we tell ourselves in our house.

Toffee Oatmeal Cookies ~ A tasty twist on the original! Soft & chewy oatmeal cookies, loaded with melty toffee bits & toasty pecans.

So guess what my hubby had for breakfast for a week?  Okay, wait ... I take that back ... Guess what my hubby had for breakfast for about half a week?  {'Cause these yummy cookies absolutely didn't last to hang around for a full week in our house.}
You guessed it ~ Toffee Oatmeal Cookies!  In our house, when cookies {or anything, for that matter} have oatmeal in 'em, that makes them a totally  acceptable food with which to start our day.  Don't you agree?

Well, even if you don't agree, no worries ~ 'cause Toffee Oatmeal Cookies make a fabulous snack or treat for any  time of the day.

Toffee Oatmeal Cookies - Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with toffee bits and pecans ... they're packed with amazing rich flavor!

They're loaded with toffee bits {I use Heath Bits O' Brickle toffee bits} and pecans ... the toffee bits get all melty and the pecans get all toasty when the cookies bake.  Which gives them rich, absolutely amazing flavor.

So if you want a delicious little twist for your oatmeal cookies, whip up a batch {or two} of these totally yummy Toffee Oatmeal Cookies.  And then dive on in.

Perhaps even for breakfast.  We promise, we won't tell if you don't.

Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Pecans

Toffee Oatmeal Cookies
Source:  Adapted from Classic Southern Desserts from the editors of Southern Living
  • 3/4 c. (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 c. old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 c. coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 c. toffee bits {8 oz. package}
  1. Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium speed until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat well until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat until just combined.
  3. Gently stir in oats by hand; then stir in toffee bits and pecans.
  4. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. {If you don't have parchment, very lightly spray the baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Using either parchment or non-stick spray is important with these cookies ... as the toffee bits can get gooey and sticky if they melt onto the pan.} Use your hands to roll 2 tablespoons dough into a ball. Place on the baking sheet and gently press down with the palm of your hand to flatten the dough ball just slightly. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing dough balls about 2 ½” apart on the baking sheet {so you’ll only get about 8 or 9 on the baking sheet at a time}.
  5. Bake at 350℉ for 13 - 14 minutes, or until golden brown and set on the edges but still doughy looking in the middles. Let cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 18 to 20 large cookies


  1. Visiting from Saturday Night Live. I love oat based cookies and these sound extra yummy with the added toffee bits. I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would for you to stop by and share these and other recipes with us. Have a great day!

  2. Yum, I love chewy cookies and these look incredibly mourish. Wouldn't be able to stop at just one!!
    Would love it if you would link up to our Marvelous Monday Linky party and share this :-)

  3. These look great! I love toffee and oatmeal cookies. Going to have to make some of these soon. My husband is the youth pastor at our church, so I'm sure the teens would be more than happy to help us eat them. I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

  4. Oh how I love toffee! Your Toffee Oatmeal Cookies look amazing! thank you for sharing with us at Hearth and Soul. Tweeted and scheduled to pin too. Hope to 'see' you at the party again next week!

  5. would it be possible to use steel oats for this recipe. We have an abundance and no one in our household likes steel oats. thinking this is a way to use w/out refraining.

    1. Absolutely not. Steel oats and old-fashioned oats don't have the same texture and "properties" at all, and steel oats take MUCH longer to cook.


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