Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Heathy Cookies


Want some heathy cookies?

Nope, that’s not a typo.

Healthy would be nice, but ……


These are all Heath.

I bought this bag of milk chocolaty toffee bits the other day.

Then I made the mistake and opened the bag to nibble on them.

You know, just for a taste.

Then I didn’t stop nibbling on them.

Every time I did something in the kitchen, I would pinch a few bits.


So I made myself bake something with them tonight before all my bits were bitten.


Toffee bits and a few basics are all you need for these cookies.




Dark brown sugar.



Butter and peanut butter. Yes and yes.




Eggs and vanilla.


Or eyebrows… depending on which way I flip the photo. : )


After mixed, throw in the bits.


Roll and dip them in more toffee bits.


Then bite.


And if you want to make them a little sweeter. Maybe for your sweetie.


Just bake them in a heart shaped silicone pan.


It just adds a little bit of love.

Heathy Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, slightly softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/3 cup (8 oz bag) Heath Toffee Bits

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix flour, soda and salt using a wire whisk and set aside.
  • In another bowl, cream butter, dark brown sugar and peanut butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture and mix until combined.
  • Stir in toffee bits, reserving some to dip tops of cookies.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. Chill for a few minutes to make it easier to roll or use a small cookie scoop.
  • Dip tops of cookies in bits and place on parchment paper covered baking sheet.
  • Bake about 10 minutes.
  • Place cookies on cookie rack to cool.
  • Makes about 30 2-inch cookies.
  • Note: I only had almost a cup left of bits to use for these cookies, but I would use the whole bag and possibly even two for these cookies.

Enjoy every little bit!


Cosima said...

These Cookies Look delicious. Bakerella you are such an Inspiration :)

January 24, 2012 02:32 AM
Joey said...

Oh my! These look yummy. Can’t wait to make them!!!

January 24, 2012 02:33 AM
charlie said...


January 24, 2012 02:36 AM
Kelly S. said...

Woo hoo! A new cookie recipe! Thanks Bakerella! :D

January 24, 2012 02:38 AM
Jen said...

my mind read “HeaLthy Cookies” lol. Or maybe i was trying to convince my brain that it said “HeaLthy Cookies” Either way, these are perfect for my husband who loves Heath. Thanks for the Valentines Day gift idea!! :)

January 24, 2012 02:42 AM
mel said...

LOL – I read it three times before I realized it didn’t say ‘healthy’ and the whole time I’m reading it I’m shaking my head thinking what is healthy about this?
They do look delicious will have to make some with the kids. Is there something I can substitute the toffee with it isn’t available in Australia.

January 24, 2012 02:46 AM
Jo said...

Yum! They look amazing! Even if they are Heathy & not Healthy!!

January 24, 2012 02:53 AM
nashnordin said...

Ooh! They look delicious! And I got a weak spot for peanut butter!

January 24, 2012 02:56 AM
Tammi said...

These look sooo good! This is one of my husband’s favorite candy bars, so they’re perfect! :0)

January 24, 2012 02:57 AM
Rita said...

I too read “heaLthy” haha. Can’t wait to make these! I’ll be dreaming about them! Thank you:)

January 24, 2012 03:13 AM
Rita said...

I too read “heaLthy” haha. Can’t wait to make these! I’ll be dreaming about them! Thank you:)

January 24, 2012 03:13 AM
Glory/ Glorious Treats said...

You made me look for sure… I first read the title as “Healthy” cookies, I knew that couldn’t be right! =)
These look so delicious!

January 24, 2012 03:13 AM
Zee said...

I almost read it “healthy” lol!
Healthy or heathy these look amazing! ;)

January 24, 2012 03:24 AM
anna said...

yum! they are so delicious with the bits of toffee inside.
I definitely have to try them :)

January 24, 2012 03:33 AM
Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine said...

I think the heart shapped ones are so sweet. I love them! I think they will make such sweet (literally) valentines day treats! I doubt i will find Hearsy products here…is it just a mix of toffee bits and chocolate bits?

January 24, 2012 04:01 AM
cecily ruvalcaba said...

that is so funny that you posted this, i had a bag on the shelf and i didn’t know what to do with them! thanks for the idea!!

January 24, 2012 04:16 AM
Maryann said...

Hi! Love your blogs…I am always inspired. I do have the heart silicone pan. Do you have any tips for using this pan. I haven’t had any luck with the silicone pans..I spray it to before baking too…any secrets ?

January 24, 2012 04:53 AM
Yael@ countrymousecooks said...

Oh yum! I have a bag of those that I brought back from the states on my last visit… just waiting for inspiration. Now I know what treats I’m going to be making tonight!

January 24, 2012 05:14 AM
Katie said...

holy crap, miss bakerella……these look delish.

January 24, 2012 05:17 AM
Deborah said...

Tee Hee…when I first read the post title, I read, “healthy cookies”. :) How can I put the “l” in these Heathy cookies? Serve them on a lettuce leaf, perhaps.

Homemaker Honey

January 24, 2012 05:37 AM
Maureen said...

From now on, any time I want to make people feel good I’m putting Heath bits in the recipe so I can advertise is as “heathy”. LOL

Who’d really notice?

I love these cookies!!

January 24, 2012 05:39 AM
Jo said...

Hahaha, I SO thought this said HEALTHY cookies! They look delish tho xx

January 24, 2012 06:00 AM
Blog is the New Black said...

Haha! Totally read that as HEALTHY! Yum!

January 24, 2012 06:02 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I was so confused when I thought it said “healthy” but heathy is better anyway:-)

January 24, 2012 06:04 AM
cheyenne said...

haha, totally read “healthy” as well!
but these look great, thanks for sharing!
xo, cheyenne

January 24, 2012 06:06 AM
Julie @ Willow Bird Baking said...

LOL, like everyone above, I thought the title said “healthy” — and I was thinking, “Oh no! Don’t healthify the cookies!” ;) These are a MUCH better alternative, imo! If you’re gonna eat a cookie, eat a cookie, right?

January 24, 2012 06:31 AM
Southern Gal said...

Ha! I shouldn’t have known better…

January 24, 2012 06:36 AM
Lauren said...

This is too funny! I just made these two nights ago with my mom and sister! what a coincidence :) i agree they were delightfully heathy.

January 24, 2012 06:43 AM
Sally said...

Love the silicone pan idea, thanks Bakerella!

January 24, 2012 06:45 AM
Eat Cook Code said...

These look amazing. I’ve never even heard of Heath English Toffee bits (not even when I lived in England). Maybe it’s just too far for them to come to Australia!!

January 24, 2012 06:46 AM
Katrina said...

I love it! Haha you’re right, I totally read “healthy”. Whoops!

January 24, 2012 06:54 AM
Janice Mason said...

Heath sounds much better to me than healthy. I’m always weary of a ‘healthy’ cookie. :) These look amazing, I LOVE Heath! Were they as delicious as they look? I see a trip to get these bits in the very near future…

January 24, 2012 07:35 AM
Delicious Margarita said...

so yummy!!!!

January 24, 2012 07:41 AM
Laura said...

Does the use of White Lily affect the texture to the point that using another flour would be ill-advised? It’s more finely ground and lower gluten than the other all-purpose flours on the market.

January 24, 2012 07:43 AM
Heather (Heather's Dish) said...

ha! you tricked me…i totally thought these were “healthy” cookies…but i’ll take a healthy portion of them!

January 24, 2012 07:46 AM
Sandra said...

Maybe I will just keep telling myself they are healthy.

January 24, 2012 07:47 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh yum, I would so do the heart ones, it’s much “heathyier?” to do it that way right:)

January 24, 2012 08:09 AM
Amanda said...

I’d much rather have heathy cookies than healthy cookies! These look delicious!!

January 24, 2012 08:40 AM
Kristen said...

Heehee, I thought it said healthy cookies too until I read the comments!

January 24, 2012 08:55 AM
tj said...

…You’re so funny! lol… Love the lil’ eyebrows thingy. :o)

…These look and sound scrumptious! And who needs healthy when you could have heathy, hmm? Seriously. ;o)

…I think of you often and hope you’re doing well. Thank you for the recipe!

…Peace & Blessings :o)

January 24, 2012 09:00 AM
Shaina said...

Definitely read “Healthy” at first, but Heathy is much better! Can’t wait to try these!

January 24, 2012 09:06 AM
Rocelia said...

I admit it.. I too read “healthy” cookie and then I saw the heath bits and said to myself “oh no way can these be healthy..” then it clicked… HEATHY!! Even better :)

January 24, 2012 09:35 AM
AmyB said...

Tuesday, Jan. 24 is National Peanut Butter Day! Yay!

With that said, I’m allergic to peanuts…boo. Is there a variation for this recipe not using peanut butter? Could just use the recipe for chocolate chip cookies, I suppose. Ideas?

January 24, 2012 09:58 AM
Patty said...

I read “healthy” when I saw this! I would be a healthy size if I made these!

January 24, 2012 10:06 AM
sybil said...

nothing has excited me this much! thanks for the recipe!have you tried this recipe with other candies?i would like to know which ones in case i don’t find these candies in my country.

January 24, 2012 10:35 AM
A. Delgado said...

HAHAHA i too read “healthy cookies” thats funny, i try to make for my kids!

January 24, 2012 10:55 AM
FairlyOddMother said...

My heart stopped beating for a second. Thought you’d changed horses on us. I already am a healthy size and I can’t wait to make these!

January 24, 2012 11:05 AM
Katy said...

Oh, you trickster! Definitely read “healthy” and thought, “Oh boy! I can make these for my husband!” since he was just told he has slightly high blood pressure.

After realizing it said “heathy”… I haven’t changed my mind about making the cookies :) Terrible wife? Possibly.

January 24, 2012 11:05 AM
Yajayra said...

Wow!! I read healthy cookies was pretty happy since hubby and I are eating healthier. Then I clicked on the link and well…… I think I need to break my diet for a day. These look so yummy!!!

January 24, 2012 11:16 AM
MINDY1 said...

Those look so good-and yes, I almost read them as healthy ;D

January 24, 2012 11:24 AM
Hilary said...

You got me…totally thought this said healthy cookies! You’ve combined 2 of my favourites…pb and toffee bits…in fact, this is a combo I often get when having ice cream at the Marble Slab (plus some cookie dough of course)…and I agree with you – toffee bits = trouble (that’s why I keep mine way up high in a cupboard I can’t reach).

January 24, 2012 11:39 AM
Carol A said...

haha…I thought you wrote “healthy” cookies! Then I scrolled down a bit and saw the Heath toffee bag! I am making these today, they look so yummy!!

January 24, 2012 11:50 AM
Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

Haha! Yeah a healthy cookie would be good, but since I have some Heath bits in my pantry right now, I guess these will have to do! ; )

January 24, 2012 12:13 PM
Jenn said...

Yep, you had me fooled. I thought I was going to be looking at a healthy cookie recipe and honestly wasn’t too excited. But these – well I think my hubby will love ’em and I can use the excuse of “I’m trying to empty my pantry for the move” as to why I HAD to make them. (now to buy the bits!)

January 24, 2012 12:44 PM
Jillian@TheHumbleGourmet said...

I LOVE Heath bars. Must make these soon!

January 24, 2012 02:06 PM
Deb said...

Eye-brows or in this case egg-brows lol

January 24, 2012 02:10 PM
Gina said...

Yep, add me to the list of readers that misread! I wasn’t crazy about heaLthy cookies but figured since it was a recipe from you, I’d give it a look. So glad they’re Heathy and not heaLthy!

January 24, 2012 02:40 PM
bridget {bake at 350} said...

You are so tricky….I TOTALLY read that as “healthy.” ;)

January 24, 2012 02:51 PM
Angela said...

Excellent! I love these.

January 24, 2012 02:55 PM
Culinator said...

Oh you tease.

January 24, 2012 03:25 PM
Julie said...

Heath AND peanut butter?! You’re an evil genius, Bakerella!

January 24, 2012 03:26 PM
Beth D said...

I almost didn’t open this post because I read it as “healthy” cookies and I mean, who wants those? But then I thought, hey, this is Bakerella! I’ve now drooled over the keyboard and am sad that I can’t get Heath bits where I live in Canada. Maybe I’ll improvise by smashing a few Skor bars!

January 24, 2012 03:27 PM
sweetsugarbelle said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAA! I thought it said healthy too. PS, I KNEW I would regret not buying that heart “pan”

January 24, 2012 03:50 PM
Betty-Ann said...

That’s funny…my eyes automatically added an “l” into your post title too and all the way through I was looking for the healthy ingredient…figured peanut butter was it, that’ll do!

January 24, 2012 04:00 PM
Becky said...

Bakerella – Do you think I could use light brown sugar instead? It’s all I have.

These look amazing and I want to make them tonight!

January 24, 2012 04:31 PM
Aimee B said...

Bakerella, they look so good, I want to make them but I wish we had Heath Toffee bits in Australia.

January 24, 2012 04:32 PM
Penny said...

Just made these – I couldn’t wait! Thanks for the recipe. I love them, but I think I need more chocolate! Next time I might throw in a few (or a lot) of chocolate chips in addition to the Heath.

I used light brown sugar because that’s what I had, and it turned out fine, but I’m sure I’d prefer the color and texture of the dark brown!

January 24, 2012 05:07 PM
Heidi said...

These look absolutely delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 24, 2012 06:28 PM
Sandy said...

Sounds great! When you bake in a silicone pan, what temp/time adjustment do you make from baking on a parchment lined cookie sheet? I have a couple of silicone pans, but never use them because I don’t know how much to adjust the t ime and temp.

January 24, 2012 07:10 PM
Susie Hamilton said...

I almost didn’t bother to open the e-mail. Who subscribes to Bakerella for health? Not I. So I was very relieved to read about the Heath Bar cookies. And you are so like me – if there is a bag of something good open, odds are I will eat them if they don’t get put into something. Especially Heath bar bits. Yum!

January 24, 2012 07:40 PM
Jodie Brown said...

Bakerella or others – is there anything we can substitute in these for Heath bits – I have never seen them here is Australia!!!

January 24, 2012 08:11 PM
isabella said...

I know you loooovee peanut butter, and I love it too, but i can’t bring in anything with peanut butter to school! :-((((( So could you tell me what I can change (substitutions w/ nutella, more p=flour, etc.) to make up for lack of peanut butter?

January 24, 2012 08:54 PM
Cathie said...

I almost skipped these in my reader feed because I thought “Why would I want healthy cookies?!” Good think I went back…I love toffee!

January 24, 2012 09:37 PM
Allie said...

I have made these before and people absolutely love them. Not being much of a fan of chocolate, I love these cookies! Add peanut butter to anything and I’ll eat it!
P.S. I just love your blog!

January 24, 2012 10:30 PM
Marti said...

What, if you please, is “healthy” about these cookies?
(although, they look good)

January 24, 2012 11:00 PM
Marti said...

Oh!!! I just got it. (see previous comment! LOL)

January 24, 2012 11:01 PM
Nao said...

I’m from Japan.
I like your blog.
I don’t know where I can buy Heath toffee bite in Japan.
But I want to make this cookie!
Thank you!
(Sorry, I’m not good at English.)

January 24, 2012 11:35 PM
Sally said...

I too read healthy! Very pleased to discover they are yummy cookies – perfect for my coffee break!

January 25, 2012 06:01 AM
Jolijn said...

Hi, i’m from The Netherlands, but I really want to know how you make your frosting, whit butter, because i don’t like that so mutch. greets jolijn

January 25, 2012 07:37 AM
Lee Ann said...

I have never met a toffee-based dessert item that … in the words of Pioneer Woman Ree … didn’t “make my skirt fly up!” So I am going to be working on some Heathy cookies soon. Thanks, Angi! (Although this may mean I bake cookies instead of cake pops next.) Decisions, decisions.

January 25, 2012 10:31 AM
Lindsey said...

Wow! What a great idea to use peanut butter!

It’s funny you just posted these because I made Heath cookies not too long ago as well. Would love for you to check them out!

link to toddlindsey.com

January 25, 2012 11:18 AM
a3stars said...

I’m starting to drool just looking at the pictures of these amazing cookies! Heath candy bars are a favorite for my husband and I. A must bake, ASAP! Thanks again, Bakerella, for the sweet inspiration. :D

January 25, 2012 11:21 AM
Lena said...

They look so yummy! Need to get these toffee bits and bake them next weekend :-) thank you bakerella!!

January 25, 2012 11:32 AM
Lena said...

They look so yummy! Need to get these toffee bits and bake them next weekend :-) thank you bakerella!!

January 25, 2012 11:32 AM
Jenn said...

I went to the store for the bits (on sale even!) and made them last night… but my bag didn’t have any chocolate bits. :(

January 25, 2012 12:14 PM
Anna said...

I love those Heath bits! I make bacon toffee cookies with those, and people go nuts for them!

January 25, 2012 03:17 PM
Jill in Illinois said...

I can’t wait to try these!!!!! My all time favorite is Heath. I do the same thing every time I buy a bag of the Heath bits, I keep munching on them, thank you for the recipe now I have something else to do with them. :)

January 25, 2012 05:16 PM
Deborah said...

These look absolutely delish! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Can’t wait to bake up a batch!


January 25, 2012 05:55 PM
Catherine said...

@all the Aussie’s …. get some nice Americans to send you some! :) They are yummy!

January 25, 2012 06:37 PM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Nice title!
These cookies look waaaay too good right now. It’s 10pm and I shouldn’t even be thinking about starting to bake, but these babies look amazing!

January 25, 2012 09:56 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Yummy!! Looks delicious!

January 25, 2012 10:10 PM
Xean said...

I just so love the recipe, look so delicious! Can’t wait to gonna share this recipe with mom, cousins, and friends so that they make these cookies too!

thanks much.

January 26, 2012 07:58 AM
Traci said...

Can you come into my kitchen and take pictures of my life please? I am always so amazed at how absolutely stunning, simple and clean your photography is!

January 26, 2012 09:35 AM
Cozinha Perfumada said...

Fantastic!!! I love cookies and these ones are looking so good…!! Tereza

January 26, 2012 10:07 AM
Jenna said...

Oh yum! I love the heart shaped ones too. So cute.

January 26, 2012 01:33 PM
Molly Galler said...

I love Heath bar and your idea to bake these in a heart shape is too cute! Now I’m drooling.

January 26, 2012 03:00 PM
Hair clip accessories said...

Yummy!!! Can’t wait to make some!!!

January 26, 2012 06:14 PM
The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh said...

Don’t mind if I do!

January 27, 2012 11:37 AM
Caroline @ Sifted Couture said...

I totally understand you not being able to stop eating them!

January 27, 2012 12:56 PM
Sophie said...

Awesome! Hey you should try making funfetti cupcakes from scratch with red and pink sprinkles for valentine’s day! <3

January 27, 2012 02:22 PM
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