Brown Sugar-Almond Toffee Rounds

Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Bake Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
60 cookies


  • ½ cup shortening

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup toffee pieces

  • ¾ cup ground almonds, toasted

  • 1 recipe Browned Butter Icing (optional)

Browned Butter Icing

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. In a large bowl beat shortening and butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, the toffee pieces, and almonds.

  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 10-inch roll. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill about 6 hours or until dough is firm enough to slice.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm and light brown. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool. If desired, spoon Browned Butter Icing over cookies.

Browned Butter Icing

  1. In a small saucepan heat butter over medium heat until butter turns the color of light brown sugar, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Slowly beat in powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Makes 2/3 cup.

To Store:

Layer un-iced cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

77 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 34mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Folate, total 12.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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