Hazelnut Toffee Cookies
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons butter
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
14-15 oz. toffee bits, can have chocolate on them or plain toffee
2 cups hazelnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sift the flour, salt and baking powder together and set aside.
Melt the chocolate chips and butter over a double boiler and set aside to allow to cool to lukewarm.
In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on high speed blend brown sugar and eggs for 5 minutes, with motor continuing to run(do not turn off motor) ad vanilla and beat on high for 5 minutes and continue to leave motor running. Add the melted chocolate and butter mixture to mixer and continue to beat on high another 5 minutes. Turn mixer off and quickly add the sifted dry ingredients. Turn mixer on low and blend just until blended. Fold in nuts and toffee pieces.
Scoop out cookies from a 1 oz. ice cream scoop 6 to parchment lined baking sheet. Allow scooped cookies to set out for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet. They are very moist.