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Heath Bar Cookies

heath bar cookiesSomedays, you just need a cookie.  You are late for work, lost your homework, burnt dinner, you know what I mean.  When you are having one of those days, this is the cookie that you want.  Buttery, sweet, chocolatey.  Crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside.  These cookies are the only cookies that I have ever made that do not taste good straight out of the oven.  They need to cool completely to let the Heath Bars get crunchy again.  They are worth waiting for, believe me.

This recipe comes from my friend Shawna of styleberryBLOG, hers calls for 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 cup of nuts, but I wanted Heath Bars, so that is what I used.

heath bar cookies recipe1 cup room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 bag mini Heath Bars (unwrapped)

heath bar cookie recipePut all of the mini Heath Bars in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.  I like big and little chunks in my cookies, so I left some big pieces.  Set aside.

heath bar cookie recipeCream together the butter with both sugars.  Cream until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

heath bar cookie recipeAdd the eggs one at time, and the vanilla.  Scrape the bowl.

heath bar cookie recipeAdd 2 cups of flour.  Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water.  Add the baking soda mixture, the last cup of flour, salt, and cream of tartar to the bowl.

heath bar cookie recipeAdd the Heath Bars and mix until just combined.

heath bar cookie recipeUsing an ice cream scooper, add scoopfuls to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

heath bar cookie recipeBake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Let cool.

heath bar cookie recipeHave a Happy Labor Weekend!

heath bar cookie recipe
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Heath Bar Cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 bag mini Heath Bars (unwrapped)

Instructions

  1. Put all of the mini Heath Bars in a ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. I like big and little chunks in my cookies, so I left some big pieces. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter with both sugars. Cream until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one at time, and the vanilla. Scrape the bowl.
  4. Add 2 cups of flour. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Add the baking soda mixture, the last cup of flour, salt, and cream of tartar to the bowl.
  5. Add the Heath Bars and mix until just combined.Using an ice cream scooper, add scoopfuls to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Let cool.

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  1. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    September 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 am

    And somedays you need a cookie after breakfast to wash down the rest of your coffee. I’d gladly take one of these right now!

  2. bakedbree

    September 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Isn’t that the truth!

  3. Abby

    September 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Heath Bars have always been my favorite candy bar, even when I was a kid. These cookies are right u my alley!

  4. bakedbree

    September 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 am

    me too! Love Heath Bars.

  5. Michelle

    September 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 am

    There is something about a cookie that really does comfort the soul. More often than not, I find myself wishing I had made extra cookie dough so I could pop a few in the oven. And I love heath bars, so I bet these cookies are divine.

  6. bakedbree

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    You should freeze some dough balls to bake off whenever you need a cookie fix. Just plop them on a cookie sheet and bake them off whenever you need a warm cookie.

  7. Lynsey

    September 3rd, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    These look delicious! I’ve already sent my husband to the store twice today, but maybe he needs to make a run for Heath bars…hmm.

  8. bakedbree

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Are we married to the same person? Mine has been to the store 3 times today too!

  9. Rebecca

    September 3rd, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I’m a big fan of heath bars and excited to try out these cookies!

  10. bakedbree

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Me too Rebecca, Heath is my favorite candy.

  11. shawna [of styleberryBLOG]

    September 3rd, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    love your idea!! I have to make some cookies for the hubs to take to work this week & was planning to double the batch–you bet half will be Heath!! YUMMY!!! thanks for the idea!

  12. Nichole

    September 3rd, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Why, oh why, did I visit you at 8:15 at night!?
    I have about three of the ingredients necessary to make these.
    My dilemma is do I go out now for the rest or in two hours from now, when I can no longer fight the urge to make them!?

  13. Tres Delicious

    September 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing the step by step procedures. That is really awesome.

  14. bakedbree

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    you are welcome.

  15. Tami

    September 4th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Oh what a quandry=I have Heath chips in the pantry…..would they taste as good as crushed candy bars……….?

  16. bakedbree

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Honestly, I do not think so. The chocolate is missing with the Heath Chips, and you need some chocolate. If you use them, add some chips too.

  17. natalie

    September 5th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    so i woke up yesterday and saw this. i sent my husband to the store for heath bars and made them within the hour. they are really good! we also used some to make icecream sandwiches for dessert. thanks!

  18. bakedbree

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    glad that you liked them Natalie!

  19. Elizabeth

    September 13th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Three words: Best.Cookies.EVER.

    Made these today and am flabbergasted. They are divine no matter what way you go, lighter and chewier or darker and crispier. Simply sublime. Didn’t change anything except living abroad meant I had to use Daim bars instead of Heath bars, but they seem to have less crap in them and they taste about the same, so worked just fine. I would be interested to know the actual weight of a “bag of mini Heath Bars.” I guestimated and went with 12oz and it was wonderful. This will be my go to cookie recipe from now on! Thanks so much for sharing Bree! 🙂

  20. bakedbree

    September 15th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    thank you Elizabeth! I didn’t know either, I used the size bag that you get for trick-or-treating. I think that it equaled about 3 cups of chopped Heath.

  21. Rosemary

    September 14th, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I will have to try these.. I usually make a Toffee Oatmeal Cookie, using the Heath Bits, oats, and cinnamon! I absolutely love toffee in all forms 🙂

  22. bakedbree

    September 15th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Me too! Love Heath anything.

  23. anickH

    April 18th, 2012 at 3:31 am

    i just recently made some heath cookies with addition of marshmallows and white chocolate (same recipe base as this one.) and then i made this (your) exact recipe tonight with just the heath, because the thing is, i even prefer heath over chocolate chips. but of course u can always do both (like u did-by using heath bars and not just toffee bits.) anyway this recipe is excellent.I love the cream of tartar

  24. bakedbree

    April 19th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you! I love this cookie recipe. They might not be the prettiest cookies I have ever made, but they are always delicious.

  25. Jessicaisbaking

    September 24th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I made these for a bake sale today, I love them! Thanks for a wonderful recipe. Heath bars are a majorly underrated candy!

  26. bakedbree

    September 26th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I am so glad that you liked them, this is a great recipe that you could make about a million different ways.

  27. Torrie

    February 3rd, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I needed some type of dessert for a speech meet, and I had on hand a bag of heath bar bits. I found your recipe and decided to try it out– and I’m so happy I did. It was wonderful and made some seriously delicious cookies. Thanks for the recipe!

  28. bakedbree

    February 4th, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    You are so welcome! I love these cookies too.

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