Butter Crunch Cookies: Delicious Copycat Recipe

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Introduction to Butter Crunch Cookies

If you’re a fan of cookies, then you probably know about the delectable treat known as butter crunch cookies. These cookies are a delightful blend of a buttery cookie base and crunchy toffee bits. They’re a perfect snack for any time of the day and a beloved favorite during the holiday season. For those who are not familiar, butter crunch cookies (you might have had the Tate’s Bake Shop version) are crispy cookies that melt in your mouth, leaving behind a sweet, unforgettable taste.

Butter crunch cookies on a plate with a cup of coffee

Where to Find Butter Crunch Cookies?

While you can certainly whip up a batch of these delicious treats at home, sometimes, you just want the convenience of picking up a packet from your local grocery store. Another one of our favorites is the Lindens brand. Lindens offers a great recipe for butter crunch cookies that are just as good as homemade!

Lindens butter crunch cookies package from Walmart

What Makes These Cookies Special?

These cookies have an irresistible combination of buttery cookies and crunchy toffee bits. The use of cookies made of unbleached wheat flour, cup of butter (wondering what’s a good substitute for butter?), and cane sugar gives them a special flavor. What sets them apart is the addition of homemade toffee. The toffee is made by cooking together butter, sugar, and corn syrup until it reaches a specific temperature on a candy thermometer. You can also use these substitutes for corn syrup. The toffee is then broken into small pieces and mixed into the cookie dough. The result is a cookie with crispy edges and chewy cookies in the middle, filled with pieces of toffee.

Crushed pieces of homemade toffee

Texture of Butter Crunch Cookies

One of the things that make these cookies so unique is their texture. While they’re indeed crispy cookies, they also have a certain chewiness to them, especially if you stumble upon a piece of homemade toffee embedded in the dough. This magical combination of crispy and chewy makes these cookies an absolute delight to snack on. Plus, the round shape adds a classic touch to these cookies.

Making Butter Crunch Cookies at Home

While store bought butter crunch cookies are delicious, nothing beats the taste of homemade cookies. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try your hand at making these cookies at home. With a simple step-by-step recipe, you’ll find that making your own cookies is as rewarding as it is tasty. Be sure to use high-quality ingredients for best results. Also, while making the dough, ensure you chill it properly before shaping it into balls of dough. This will make your cookies hold their round shape better while baking.

Homemade butter crunch cookies cooling on a wire rack

Perfecting Brown Butter Crunch Cookies

What’s even better than butter crunch cookies? Brown butter crunch cookies! This type of cookie is a variation of the classic where the butter is browned before being added to the dough. The brown butter adds a depth of flavor to the cookies, making them taste even richer. To achieve this, simply heat the butter over medium heat until it turns a golden brown color, then remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature before incorporating it into your cookie dough.

Golden brown butter in a pan

Storing Butter Crunch Cookies

Of course, if you’re going to make these delicious cookies, you’ll want to know how to store them. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can freeze the dough or the baked cookies. Just be sure to wrap them well to prevent freezer burn. When you’re ready to eat them, just let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours.

A stack of butter crunch cookies in an airtight jar

Conclusion

There’s no denying that these cookies are a true delight. Who knows, you might find that these cookies quickly become a new favorite in your household! And if you’re looking to add to your cookie repertoire, have a look at our collection of 50+ Cookie Recipes.

And if you like copycat cookie recipes, try this Crumbl Oatmeal Cookie Copycat recipe — or go that extra flavor mile and savor this Raspberry Crumbl Cookie recipe.

jar of butter crunch cookies

Buttery Delight: Irresistible Butter Crunch Cookies Recipe

Yield: 2 dozens
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This recipe guides you in making buttery, irresistible butter crunch cookies. These cookies strike a perfect balance of buttery goodness, a delightful crunch from the pecans, and a sweet surprise from the toffee bits. Enjoy them with a cup of coffee or tea, or simply as a sweet treat any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup toffee bits
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  3. Add the granulated and brown sugars, and continue beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each egg is incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add this to the butter mixture, and stir until just mixed.
  6. Fold in the toffee bits and chopped pecans, ensuring they’re evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The centers may appear slightly undercooked, but they will firm up as they cool.
  9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

You can store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze them for up to three months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 25gNet Carbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 2g
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