It is that time of year when cookie recipes flood the internet. Everyone has their version of the 12 Days of Cookies or something similar with the Christmas Season upon us. I made thee last week when I was home on vacation for our Thanksgiving Holiday.
These are the easiest cookies to make. A refrigerator, slice and bake cookie that taste like a Heath Bar. The dough can be made ahead and after it’s required refrigeration, quickly sliced up and baked as needed. You could even make these and freeze the dough for baking at a much later time. I know that there will be other cookie recipes to follow in the next few weeks, these will definitely be the easiest to make.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg, room temperature
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Heath toffee bits
Cream butter and sugar together. Add in the egg and extract and mix until well combined.
Stir in flour, mixing until fully incorporated. Fold in Heath toffee bits.
Divide dough in half and place on top of a sheet of plastic wrap. Form the dough into a log about 6 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter. Wrap each log with the plastic wrap and refrigerate dough rolls for 1-2 hours or until nice and firm.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove plastic wrap from rolls and cut into ¼ inch slices.Place slices about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. allow to cool on minute on pan and remove to wire rack to complete cooling.