Caramel and Almond Cookie Recipe + #TollHouseTime Twitter Party
October, 2014 · By Coryanne Ettiene
It’s #TollHouseTime, everybody dance. With the holidays coming and every aisle in the grocery store reminding you that you need to turn your kitchen into a semi professional baking kitchen, I’ve partnered with Nestle Toll House to bring you a prize packed Twitter party full of all the recipes, tips and ideas you need to get started on holiday baking. As you know, I confessed my total lack of baking skills 2 years ago, and if it was not for Toll House, my children would never have seen a fresh cookie come out of the oven; and while I still keep a stash of Toll House dough on hand for last minute treats, I’ve discovered my inner baker and now have a pantry full of morsels for those moments when we want to enjoy those special family moments around a mixing bowl.
This summer I was in bakers heaven, and star stuck by the company I kept while visiting Toll House. Truth be told, I kept looking around and thinking (sometimes out loud) “how did I get on this superstar list’? I spent 2 days baking up a storm with celebrity bakers, trying my hardest not to physically attach myself to them while we sampled the latest product line from Toll House. Oh this line…. wait till you try it, it has something for everyone.
The product that will quite frankly rock your “I want a cookie but don’t have the time” world, is here. Taking their ready made fridge dough one step further, they have launched a frozen ready dough. Fabulous cookie dough discs frozen and ready to place on a baking sheet. You can literally go from craving to eating in minutes. Midnight snacking never tasted so good.
Packing a flavor bonanza and simply delightful, are the new DelightFulls: Chocolate morsels filled with mint, cherry flavor, peanut butter or caramel. There is no stopping what you can do with them. I raced home with a bag and quickly made a batch of vanilla mint ice cream that was eaten nearly the second it set in the freezer. For a more traditional approach, I surprised my neighbors with a bundle of caramel and almond cookies made using the Caramel DelightFulls. At first I thought these might be a tad grown up for my children, but as it turns out, I had to keep an eye on them while I wrapped them up in twine to make sure I had enough to for the gifts I had planned.
For the recipe, and I know I should not mess with greatness, I slightly altered the Toll House classic cookie recipe and gave it my own spin.
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose non bleached flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature and cubed
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups of Nestle Toll House Caramel Delightfulls
- 1 cup of chopped almonds
Preheat your oven to 375F. Add the flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl, and set aside. Beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a stand mixer on medium speed until creamy. Then reduce the speed to low, and add the eggs one at a time until the batter is smooth and wet. Gradually beat in flour mixture until thick before adding the Caramel DelightFulls and almonds. Beat until fully blended and then using a cookie scooper, scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet, allowing enough space between dollops for the cookie to grow. And then lick the bowl, yes, this will keep you from looking at the oven every minute. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, or until golden brown, and then remove them for the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
You’re invited to join me in celebrating the launch of these new products in a prize packed Twitter party! And if you simply can’t wait for the party and have to share your #TollHouseTime moments, there is a surprise in store… tag a Tweet Pic of your baking creation with #TollHouseTime #Entry for a chance to win more prizes. See you at the Twitter Party!
When: Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 8pm-9pm EST
Where: Follow the #TollHouseTime hashtag on Twitter to join the party, and tag your tweets with #TollHouseTime to join the conversation.
Prizes: Over $200 in cash and prizes to be won courtesy of Nestle Toll House.
Rules & Regulations: No RSVP required, open to US residents over the age of 18. Winners will be selected at random and announced during the party by @CoryanneEttiene. No purchase necessary.
Disclosure: I have partnered with Nestle Toll House to celebrate the launch of their new holiday line and am being compensated to host the #TollHouseTime Twitter Party. All thoughts expressed are my own.