Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 8-ounce milk chocolate candy bar* cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 cup toffee bits

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine brown sugar, sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment or large mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until well blended.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and stir to combine. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and continue mixing until all ingredients are incorporated. Add chocolate pieces, toffee bits and nuts then stir to combine.

Using a tablespoon, drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees (335 if using a dark colored pan) for 9-11 minutes or until bottom edges start to brown.

*Cadbury Dairy Milk Bars are Dawn’s favorite for this recipe

UPDATE:  I have found that these cookies are best when cooked on a medium weight stainless steal baking sheet.  Dawn told me this but when I didn't listen and used my tried-and-true super dark pan, the cookies were flat and super chewy.  And guess what she did?  She bought me a pan like hers!  I'm gonna keep her!