George Yates was a two-time Best of Show winner at the 2009 State Fair of Texas. These irresistible cookies won the cookie contest.
Servings: Makes 4 1/2 dozen
Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter , softened1 cup firmly packed brown sugar1/2 cup sugar2 large eggs1 Tbsp. vanilla extract2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt5 bars (1.4 ounces each) English toffee candy , chopped1 package (10 ounces) semisweet chocolate chunks1 package (10 ounces) white chocolate chunks1 cup toasted, chopped pecans1 cup toasted, chopped almonds
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add both sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla, then beat well.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stirring well. Add to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Stir in toffee candy, both chocolate chunks and both nuts.
Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool slightly on baking sheets; remove wire racks to cool completely.