This cookie is an old personal favorite that we made every year. It tastes like English Toffee. It may have won a bake-off at some point, was passed around and tweaked.

Maralyn & Carol’s Toffee Cookies

1 Cup of butter
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Beaten Egg Yolk
2 Cups sifted flour
1/2teaspoon vanilla
4 Hershey bars broken into pieces
1/4 to 1/2 Cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and brown sugar together.
  • Add beaten egg yolk, 2 cups sifted flour and1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Pat into 8 x 12″ pan or if you double the recipe use a 14 x 17″ pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
  • Lay Hersey squares on hot cookies.
  • Spread immediately
  • Sprinkle nuts
  • Cut into 1″ to 1-1/2″ squares.
  • Cool on newspaper – will absorb excess fat so you can have another cookie.

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