Sea Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Updated On: May 10, 2024

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These Sea Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies are sooooo darn good. It’s impossible to only eat one! Don’t skimp on the sea salt because there’s just magic when you pair salty and sweet together! These cookies are a fam fave!

Sea Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

My childhood wasn’t one filled with tons of cousins, aunts and uncles and weekend barbecues with extended family.  My parents divorced early in my life and my Mother had to make her way just the 2 of us, so needless to say, we moved – a lot.  Don’t get me wrong, I have cousins, aunts and uncles.  I just didn’t get to see them very frequently and in some cases only once or twice a year.

My cousin Jill

Seeing your cousins so infrequently is tough on a kid.  You are kind of the outsider and have to reestablish your friendships and sometimes it’s time to go by the time you’re buddies again.  

Enter my cousin Jill .  She’s the 3rd oldest grandchild on my fathers side of the family (I’m the oldest – have you seen my grey hair).  She and I never really had that magical cousin connection when we were growing up.  We spent every other Christmas together at family gatherings and the occasional summer excursion.  

Remember when we went to Disneyland Jill and your Mom and I went on the Matador?  I’ll just leave it at that.  Anyway, it wasn’t until Jill was getting married that we reconnected and through the beauty of Facebook we have managed to become great friends over the last few years.  I love the power of social media platforms that bring together 2 people who have known each other their whole lives, but now they can officially say they are true friends. I love you Jilly!

what kind of butter should I use to make chocolate chip cookies?

How this recipe came to be

A month or so ago she sent me a message on Facebook telling me about a cookie she had invented.  She’d tested it a few times and decided it was time to tell the world about it.  She sent me the recipe (cuz everyone knows I {heart} recipes) and I filed it away.  I had thought about the cookie recipe many times but it wasn’t until Monday that I whipped it out and gave it a shot.

how to make cookies with toffee and chocolate chips

How to make this recipe

They are super easy to make – one bowl = my favorite kind of baking.  They have whole wheat flour instead of regular AP (which Jill facetiously says makes them “healthy”) and are LOADED with toffee and chocolate.  Hello lovers.

simple toffee cookies

A sprinkle of sea salt on the top is the Pièce de résistance to these chewy morsels of deliciousness.

chocolate chip cookies with toffee bits

I begged Jill to let me share these chocolate chip cookies with you (ok, I really just FB messaged and asked sweetly).  They need to go viral and be in as many bellies as possible.  They are that good! I can’t stop eating them. Gluten gives me migraines, but I don’t care, Yes Sir, may I have another.

A big thanks to Jill for sharing this recipe with me and for allowing me to share it with you.  If you need editing done – check out her website Avalon Editing.  🙂

salted toffee chocolate chip cookies

Sea Salted Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

A one bowl recipe for Chocolate Chip cookies kicked up with Heath Bar bits and whole wheat flour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine All Cuisines
Servings 30 Cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks, room temperature
  • 1 ⅓ cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 8 ounces Heath Bar Toffee Bits
  • sea salt


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchement, set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to incorporate. Add the flour and baking soda and beat just until incorporated. Pour in the heath bits and chocolate chips and use the lowest speed to mix into the cookie batter.
  • Use a hinged scoop for uniform cookies or drop by tablespoon. Space the cookies 2 inches apart and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.
  • Bake 23-25 minutes. The cookies will look a little underdone in the center, that's OK, remove and cool on a wire rack. Repeat with any remaining cookie dough.


Serving: 1gCalories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 60mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22g
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. minervasowl says:

    I don’t have the best track record with cookie baking, but these turned out great! So quick and easy to mix up. Thanks!

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  3. sbrookshinson says:

    Great blog/recipe! I tried it out, and it ended up being one of my most successful cookie endeavors. Here’s the post:
    I’m sure I’ll keep returning to the recipe in the future!


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  5. I made these for a co-worker’s 40th birthday. I can’t tell you how much people loved them! “Mind blowingly good” was the best comment. THANK YOU!

  6. Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    I just got really hungry all of a sudden… GIMME ALL THE Chocolate and salt!! Can you tell my hormones are typing right now?

  7. Trisha @ Vignette says:

    These cookies look and sound delicious! I love your story about cousins — growing up a military brat, it definitely resonates with me. Whenever I’d see my cousins after long gaps of time, we’d always be shy around each other until we got reacquainted and became BFFs again!

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  9. Laura T (@TheSpicedLife) says:

    I like your story better than mine, where I was close-ish to some of my cousins growing up but now never see them. And the cookies look delish!

  10. kelly @ kellybakes says:

    I love chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. If I make these, I’ll be a goner from the dough alone! My sister and I are really close in age and in the summers, she’d be in charge and make cookie dough for eating rather than baking 🙂 This reminds me of that!

  11. Ruthy @ omeletta says:

    Whole wheat flour, chewiness, toffee bits AND chocolate chips in a cookie? check, check, check, and check! Way to go, Jill! Thanks for sharing!

  12. It is so crazy how easy social media makes it to connect or REconnect with people. how great that you two are close now! These cookies sound fabulous. Worth a migraine for sure.

  13. Shanna@ pineapple and coconut says:

    I grew up near some cousins – like 2 hours away – but I am not really close with any. I have become good friends with one of my cousins’s wives whom I just adore and he is a great guy. But they don’t live close at all. So I can relate to you, having not really grown up with that close cousin connection. And these cookies? YUM!! You know, I have a gluten free flour blend on my blog that works amazingly well in cookies. I should try these with it!

  14. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says:

    After reading your story I realize I take my cousins for granted – I think I will send invites out for a get-together, it’s been to long! Your cookies look and sound delicious! I have to take a break from reading today’s TLC posts and bake something – I am dying over here!!

  15. Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says:

    I was in the same boat with the cousins– we didn’t live close enough (12 hours is too far to drive for a sleepover) for me to ever establish that lifelong connection that other people have. Maybe I’ll just send them all these cookies. They are BEAUTIFUL!

  16. Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Sea salt, toffee, and chocolate?! Cookie heaven!

  17. My 9 yr old just spent 5 straight days shadowing his 14 yr old cousin (whom he sees once a year if we’re lucky) so this really hit home with me.

    I posted a similar cookie recently but with the addition of chopped cashews 🙂

  18. Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer says:

    Awww, I love my cousins and I love this recipe! Such a sweet post. Jill-y is lucky to have YOU!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      I am just as lucky to have her. I love that we’ve become such great friends and only wish we lived closer. Thanks for commenting Sandy! xo

  19. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles says:

    So happy to hear about your reconnection with Jill. I was slow to sign up for fb, but quickly realized what a wonderful tool it is for keeping up with friends and family that I rarely see. These cookies look AWESOME! Have a great weekend, Heather! xo

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Although Facebook gives me fits of frustration daily, it is definitely good for keeping up with family and friends near and far. Like YOU! 🙂 Happy Friday to you too B. I’m counting down the days until I get to see your smiling face.

  20. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Oooh, these sound so good! And I love that is uses whole wheat flour too. I totally agree that that makes them completely healthy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      I agree. Whole Wheat = healthy no matter how much chocolate, butter or candy is added. It’s like the magical grain. 😉 Happy Friday Sommer.

  21. Gini Jones says:

    I think I might need to make a Safeway run for some heath bar chips so that I can make some of these!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      AUNT GINI? You don’t have this recipe already? They are so good. I seriously can’t stop eating them. Jill and I are going to work on making them GF so I can eat them by the buckets full. 🙂 Love you!

  22. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    They look and sound so good! Love the sweet & salty thing! And Heath bars!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      the salt mixed with the heath is heaven! So addicting! Thanks for commenting Averie. 🙂

  23. Such a sweet post. I get it!! My mom was an only child and the rest of my family was in Sicily so the few cousins I grew up with were actually my parent’s ages. I do remember a couple summers where we visited family in Sicily, and then they came over here and my sweet cousins and I played and played and played. We just reconnected the past couple of years on FB…it’s so weird, but so cool!! There is the obvious language barrier thing going, but I have such great memories of them.
    Now my kids, on the other hand have like almost 30 cousins, lol. My husband is the youngest of 7.

    These cookies are outta control. I love love love salted toffee, I’m dying for one right now!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thanks for the comment sweetness! You know what would be fun? You + Me + Going to Italy to see your cousins. {wink}

  24. I love recipes I can make in one bowl. And about cousins…I’m about to meet 3 of my favorite cousins in New Olreans for Jazz Fest. I can’t wait! I’m lucky to have a lot of them and they’re people I love and respect so much. And I’m with you – it’s great how social media can help us stay connected across the miles!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      How awesome. Can I be your cousin too Marly. 🙂 Enjoy your time at the Jazz Fest – I am green with envy over here.

  25. Sea-salted toffee in a cookie? I’m in L.O.V.E.

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      I would totally send you some Cassie – but we’ve managed to put the hurt on them. {I’m ashamed of myself}

  26. Jennifer says:

    A beautiful story for beautiful cookies!

    Thanks for sharing,

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thanks for commenting Jennifer. 🙂

  27. Milisa Armstrong says:

    I was lucky enough to grow up with 2 cousins who were my best friends. Thanks to facebook we have re-connected and those friendships are the best. Love these cookies and I must try them soon!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Facebook rocks….well for keeping in contact at least. 🙂 XO Miss!

  28. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says:

    I loved your back story, I now miss my cousins!! This cookie has me salivating too.

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Let’s be cousins Cathy. 🙂 And eat cookies. Sounds like a serious plan to moi.

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