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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies #10: Almond Toffee Bar Cookies – Easy Back-of-the-Bag
December 20, 2016
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Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake homemade cookies.

Jump in to our 12 Days of Simple Christmas Cookie Recipes with Day 10 and a fun, scrumptious cookie recipe that you can find on the back-of-the-bag of toffee bits.

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Feature, Day 10: Almond Toffee Bar Cookies: Easy “Back-of-the-Bag” Recipe

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Almond Toffee Bar Cookies are an absolutely luscious layer bar cookie – one that looks incredibly elegant but is super easy to make, with just 7 ingredients.

You can find cookie recipe jewels like this one if you carefully study product packaging. If you know where to find them, these “Back of the Bag” or “Back of the Box” recipes let you score big. They are created for specific products by manufacturers. For instance, confectionary giant Hershey’s developed this recipe, sometimes known as Chewy Toffee Almond Bars (or other almond-toffee names) as a vehicle for its popular Heath Bits O’ Brickle Toffee Bits.

Here’s a secret: you can use any kind of toffee in this recipe – even homemade. Simply chop it first to allow you to melt it evenly.

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 30-35 minutes, divided
Makes about 35 bars

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More Simple Christmas Cookie Recipes with Toffee

Chocolate Toffee Bars: a Chocolate Lover’s Dream Toffee Shortbread Cookies: Just 7 Ingredients! Maple Toffee Shortbread: Simple Shortbread Variation Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Cookies from Bake-Off #39

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Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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