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Minnesota's Favorite Cookie Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Minnesota's Favorite Cookie

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"A luscious brown sugar butter cookie with two kinds of chocolate chips and toffee bits. Yummy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Stir in the milk chocolate and semisweet chips, toffee bits, and pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe! Mine didn't spread out much, so I wonder if substituting butter-flavored shortening would make them flat like regular chocolate chip cookies and not a clump like mine turned out). The taste was outstanding. When I made them for a staff meeting, everyone had difficulty trying to stop eating them, and one guy got a stomach ache from eating so many! I would say these are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 13, 2003

I was really disappointed with this cookie...it sounded so good, but it just didn't taste right to me. I think it was the brown sugar cookie base that I didn't like. If all these toppings were in a regular, chewy cookie I'd have liked it better...definately not making again.

Jul 26, 2003

OK...seriously...Barb, could you be any more of a genius? This recipe was to DIE for. These cookies were hard to stop eating. Ask my husband. Hubby ate the whole damn tin full before I could offer any of my friends one. Hmmm... A true husband pleaser. I also got whatever I wanted after making these cookies for him. He even cleaned out the garage. Nice! Thanks Barb.

Jul 14, 2003

Good cookies! My husband enjoyed them. To lower fat and calories I used margarine; half the amount of milk chocolate chips; have the amount of nuts (used walnuts) and toasted them then ground them. Without these changes cookies would be even better! Will make again.

Sep 17, 2011

Mixed reviews again from our house. I tried one, then reserved my review until Hubs was able to try one too and offer his review, which I fully expected would be different than mine. It's an attractive enough cookie, and I appreciate that they baked up to a nice thickness - not flat, but not cakey poofs either. As I do with all cookie doughs made with butter, I chilled the dough for about an hour till it was somewhat firm. But I thought these were too soft (but then I don't care for soft cookies) - if I was to make them again I'd use half white and half brown sugar to help with that. They also had just a tad too much "stuff" in them for me - "stuff" overload. My vote is three stars, for being too soft with too much of the chips, toffee and nuts. But I figured that exactly what I DIDN'T like about these cookies would be the very things Hubs did. Sure enough - as he was chewing he held up 5 fingers (rare). He said what he liked about them was that that they were gooey (my "too much stuff") and soft. Tastes and reviews are so subjective! Four star average between the two of us.

Dec 30, 2004

THE HIT OF THE SEASON! Not a soul who tried one of these couldn't pass on seconds! I did use 1c brown sugar ~ 1/2c wht. Also, we purchased a bag of milk choc chips that also had Christmas Trees and Red stocking shapes mixed in and used the whole bag of that instead of combining semi-sweet & milk choc (also making them look more festive). Finally, I did half a batch w/ pecans and half w/out (therefore only using 1/2c pecans). Even non-cookie lovers (like myself) had snatched a handful here and there. Thanks a bunch Barb. Every Minnesotan I served to agreed to these being the best on my platter!

Jul 14, 2003

These cookies were delicious and I will definitely make them again. I've already been asked for the recipe too. My only problem was that I couldn't find actual toffee baking bits, so I crushed Heath bars and used those instead. They worked fine!

Feb 18, 2010

I decided to surprise my husband with these (he's originally from Minnesota). They were wonderful & chewy gooey- just the way I like them. Between the two of us and our daughter, we scarfed down all the cookies within 2-3 days!


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  • Calories
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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