CORI’S TOFFEE CHOCOLATE ALMOND CRUNCHIES

Dessert, Food From Friends

Makes about 4 dozen

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 pkg (200g) Skor toffee bits
1 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark chocolate)
3/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries, if desired

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a food processor, process butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and egg together until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and process until blended. Blend in vanilla. Remove mixture from the processor bowl and transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the oats, toffee bits, chocolate chips, almonds (and dried cranberries, if using), until well combined. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.

3. Bake on the middle rack in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until light golden. Cool for 5 minutes on sheet, then transfer to rack and cool completely.

Freezes well.