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Heloise's Toffee Cookies


"This is a recipe from 1960 that Heloise and her family always enjoy. It is a simple brown sugar refrigerator cookie that can easily be made ahead of time and frozen before slicing and baking."
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1 h 25 m servings 154 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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  1. Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and oil. stir in the egg, vanilla and water; blend well. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients. Stir in the chopped nuts last. Roll dough into 2 logs, wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Cut the dough into thin slices and place 1 to 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 154 calories; 8 g fat; 19 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 81 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This recipe was very disappointing. The consistency of the dough was very sticky and could not be rolled into logs like the recipe suggested - not even after chilling it for hours. I ended up ...

Today my local paper published a letter from Heloise declaring a "swan song" for this recipe. Reason? There doesn't seem to be any way to control their consistency. I agree, but I will continue ...