My mom Stacy is a fabulous cook, just like her mother was. Like most fabulous cooks, she’s “famous” for a few dishes that she’s known for making very well. During the holidays, her old-fashioned peanut butter fudge definitely tops that list. Since that recipe is a family secret and I was asked not to share it, we compromised and I’m sharing these delicious cookies instead! (But I did give you a delicious alternative peanut butter fudge recipe at the end of this post just in case you now have a craving for peanut butter fudge!)
These cookies are buttery, chewy, and oh so decadent. They’ve been gifted in cookie tins and brought to many a holiday party. We hope you’ll love them!
Stacy’s Almond Toffee White Chocolate Bites
One of the cookies my mom is known for is a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie. What sets hers apart most is that she makes them in mini muffin tins – the shape creates a thickness that makes the cookies perfectly chewy.
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups white chocolate chips
½ cup sliced almonds
1 cup English toffee bits (the plain Bits O’Brickle toffee bits, not the Heath bar chips with the milk chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a small bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs in one at a time and gradually beat in the dry mixture. Stir in white chocolate chips, almonds, and toffee bits. Drop by rounded tablespoons into greased mini muffin tins. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Makes 5 dozen mini muffin-sized treats.
BONUS: Sinfully Easy Peanut Butter Fudge (that is NOT my mom’s recipe)
When I said I wasn’t privy to sharing my mom’s old-fashioned peanut butter fudge, I meant it. But that doesn’t mean I can’t share this surprisingly quick and easy alternative recipe I stumbled upon! It comes together in less than 5 minutes and makes a perfect gift!
1 10-ounce jar creamy peanut butter
1 16-ounce can frosting (vanilla, chocolate, cream cheese, whatever floats your boat!)
Scoop contents of both jars into a microwaveable bowl and microwave at 1-minute intervals until completely melted. (In my microwave, it takes about 2 minutes.) Whisk well to combine and pour into a foil or parchment-lined 8×8 pan. Cool until set, slice into squares, and enjoy!