Cornmeal Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 14, 2017

Author Notes: These cookies offer just enough of a riff on a classic chocolate chip cookie: cornmeal for crunch, toffee bits for flavor, and sea salt to offset the sweetness.Posie (Harwood) Brien

Makes: 15 cookies


  • 1 cup (226 grams) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (149 grams) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (160 grams) brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (240 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup toffee bits
  • flaky sea salt
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and salt and mix. Add the eggs and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cornmeal and beat until just mixed, scraping down the bowl as you go. Add the chocolate chips and toffee bits and beat until just combined.
  4. Drop the batter by spoonfuls (I used a tablespoon cookie scoop) onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave at least 2 inches between the cookies as they will spread a bit.
  5. Sprinkle the top of each cookie with flaky sea salt (I like Maldon), and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. Let cool on the sheet until firm enough to transfer to a cooling rack.

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