toffee cut out cookies with toffee icing

It’s funny how sometimes the shortest conversation can be the best part of the day.

I spoke to THE most wonderful woman today on the phone. I really wish the conversation was in person, but 3,000 miles separate us.

It was my husband’s grandmother. She is one of the SWEETEST people I’ve ever met.

She is 89 years old and she is so loving and caring and just hearing her sweet voice on the other end of the phone, made my day.

I so wish we lived close by to sit and share some cookies and tea together.  We all miss her so much! We visited with her last summer and we talk about the day we spent with her often. I wish my grandparents were still with us, but I’m so fortunate to have had her welcome me into their family as lovingly as she did. I feel truly blessed to have her in my life.

This was the first time I used toffee extract and well……I’m SURE I’ll be using it again. It has a yummy aroma and tastes so great.

toffee cut out cookies with toffee icing
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoon toffee extract (LorAnns)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾-3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
toffee icing
  • Toffee Icing
  • Mix 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon toffee extract
  • ivory and warm brown Americolor Coloring
  • Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Add a drops or each of the coloring to get a nice warm toffee color.
  • Pipe onto cooled cookies with piping bag.
  1. Toffee Cut Out Cookies:
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg and extracts.
  4. Blend in flour, baking powder, and salt, adding this mixture one cupful at a time.
  5. Mix until the dough is well blended and pulls away from sides of bowl.
  6. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
  7. Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes.


*Icing colors tend to darken as they dry, so keep that in mind when adding in the color.

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  1. 1

    Diane, these cookies look amazing!

  2. 3

    I love love love toffee!! It’s my favorite addition to ice cream. I need to find that toffee extract! Yum!

  3. 4

    I love these – they are so cute, and oh so neat! I think anything toffee is wonderful!

  4. 6

    These are gorgeous! And they look delicious! I’ve never seen toffee extract, but now I’ll be looking for it everywhere.

  5. 7

    So cute and they sound amazing! Hope you get to see your husband’s grandmother soon!! xo

  6. 8

    So tender… she sounds like a sweet woman. Just as sweet and delightful as these cookies.

  7. 10
    Carolyn says:

    Mmmm, toffee cookies! And your husband’s grandmother sounds like a doll.

  8. 12

    Wow Diane, I’ve never seen toffee extract. Going to look on amazon right now!

  9. 14

    Cute cookies!

  10. 16

    omg love these! I am off to tweet and pin them. Too cute Diane!

  11. 18

    These are beautiful and look/sound delicious! I love all things toffee!

  12. 19

    When you can’t be with the special people in your life, a wonderful phone call goes a long way to helping you feel close. These cookies look and sound delicious.

  13. 20
    Russell at Chasing Delicious says:

    These cookies look scrumptious!

  14. 21

    Cookie perfection. I love Toffee.

  15. 22

    Love them! Do you outline & flood like with royal icing? Or is it different? Thanks for your help!

    • 23

      I made toffee flavored glaze icing, the recipe was at the bottom of the post, I just moved it so it’s in the printable format. Hopt that is helpful. You can add toffee extract to royal icing if you prefer.

  16. 24

    I want to try the glaze! I’ve just never used it before & wasn’t sure if you piped it like royal.

    • 25

      yes you pipe it on like royal icing, once you achieve the desired consistency you like it pipes on like a dream. It dries shinier than royal icing and is really pretty. I use both, but it’s so easy to whip up a batch of glaze icing it’s my go to icing. I use it the most although I’m slowly converting to royal icing now that I finally got the consistency perfect! Let me know how it goes. It dries really hard, don’t stack until it’s completely dry, just like royal icing.


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