Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Cookies from Pillsbury Bake-Off #39
By Jennifer Meyer, Elmwood Park, IL
Toffee Pecan Cookies call for just 6 ingredients. The cookie dough comes
together in less than 10 minutes (including measuring.)Drop cookies don’t get much simpler than this!
The recipe is made even simpler by a base that starts with prepackaged
sugar cookie dough. (You can substitute the prepackaged version with your
favorite sugar cookie dough if you choose.)
Toffee, one addition to the recipe, is a confection made by
boiling sugar and butter together to the hard crack stage (300-310º F) and then
pouring it into a shallow pan. When the candy hardens, it is broken into bits.
Nuts, raisins, or chocolate can be added in. For Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Cookies,
you can use your favorite toffee, either homemade or purchased. To make things
as easy as possible, this recipe calls for prepackaged toffee bits, available
in the baking aisle of the grocery store.
These cookies were a favorite recipe from the iconic
Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest #39 in 2000.
Prep time: <10 minutes
Bake time: 11-14 minutes
Makes about 2 dozen cookies
1 roll (16-18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, such
as Pillsbury® Create ‘N Bake refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla
¾ cup chopped pecans
½ cup toffee bits (such as Health
Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bar Bit o’ Brickle
- Preheat oven to 350º F (325º F for a glass dish). Spray
baking sheets with vegetable spray or line them with parchment paper.
- Set sugar cookie dough in a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon
to break up dough. Stir in or knead in cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Mix or
knead in pecans and toffee bits.
- Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto the
prepared baking trays, 3 inches apart.
- Bake cookies for 11-14 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Remove baking trays from the oven. Allow cookies to cool for 3-5 minutes on
trays. Use a metal spatula to transfer cookies from trays to cooling racks.
Allow cookies to cool completely.
- Store cookies in an airtight container.
Special Baking Tips for
Cinnamon Toffee Pecan Cookies
- You can mix ingredients into the sugar cookie dough using
either a wooden spoon or an electric mixer. If you use a mixer, set the speed
- You can use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to measure
out cookies onto the baking trays. Scoops help shape dough into rounded
- The easiest toffee to use in this
recipe are Health Milk Chocolate English Toffee Bar Bit o’ Brickle bits, but
you can substitute any chopped toffee bar or homemade toffee.
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