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Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies | Magnolia Days

It’s cookie time! When is it not cookie time? A day does not go by without me having a cookie. I confess they are not always homemade. Yikes! I know. I keep a box of Teddy Grahams in the pantry and give a couple to my hounds after lunch and dinner. (Did I mention I have very spoiled hounds?). Anyway, I will eat a few too. Every so often I want a good homemade ones. This week I decided to bake Oatmeal Toffee Cookies.

I am spring cleaning my pantry and freezer. Both have become so full and I need to use up the food I have on hand. I already used most of my supply of dried fruits for Mixed Berry Bread. Next to those fruits was a container of oats and a bag of toffee chips. I thought about making granola, then bars, and settled on cookies.

It’s a good thing the recipe makes 4 dozen. They were disappearing rather quickly. I handed one to my husband when I was baking and next thing I know I see him in the kitchen again and again and again. I laughed and said I hope you didn’t eat the pretty ones because I still have to take photos. A little while later he was at the cookies again. I asked if they were calling his name a bit too much. He said they are evil. I have to agree because they were relentlessly calling me too.

Do you have a pantry or freezer clean out time? It’s easy to put things away and sometimes too easy to forget to use them. A voice in my head (mom/dad) reminds me not to be wasteful of food. At least I have more room now after baking these wonderful oatmeal toffee cookies.

Oatmeal Toffee Cookies

A recipe for oatmeal toffee cookies made with old-fashioned oats and toffee bits.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 bag toffee bits 8 ounces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or sil-pat.
  2. In a medium bowl, add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Scrape down bowl as needed.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat to combine.
  5. Add the oats and toffee bits and stir to combine. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough on to baking sheets.
  6. Bake cookies for 9 to 11 minutes until light golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 to 3 minutes. These cookies are very soft. Carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely. Store in a sealed container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for oatmeal toffee cookies made with old-fashioned oats and toffee bits.

Recipe adapted from one on the Quaker Oats website.

Recipe Rating


Thursday 23rd of July 2015

do these cookies cool to a crispy cookies? You noted that these are very soft after baking. I prefer crispy ones. Thank you. Am anxious to try your recipe!


Friday 24th of July 2015

The cookies stay soft and chewy after cooling.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Saturday 13th of April 2013

I need cookies daily too lol

I looove oatmeal and toffee together, these sound fab!

Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen

Thursday 11th of April 2013

Yay for cookie time! These look and sound delicious!


Saturday 13th of April 2013

Thank you Rosie!

Katherine G

Thursday 11th of April 2013

These look so delicious!!! Never had this combination before.


Saturday 13th of April 2013

Thanks Katherine! I hope you give the combo a try.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

Thursday 11th of April 2013

It´s a food bloggers dream to make things that look and sound great, and actually are more than approved by the whole household. Gorgeous cookies Renee! Love that you spoil your hounds


Saturday 13th of April 2013

Thanks Paula! My hounds are so spoiled but it's okay because they give back so much love.