I instantly fell in love with these cookies when I first tasted them last year. A good friend of mine had gifted me with a box of her homemade cookies, which included these Salted Orange Toffee Slices. Along with the cookies, she also gave me a copy of Anna Olson’s cookbook, Back to Baking, where she got the recipe. Orange is one of my favourite flavours, and I’m a sucker for anything salty-sweet. So when it came time to put together this year’s holiday baking list, including these cookies was a no-brainer for me.
These are the easiest cookies to make. The dough comes together in mere minutes, and because it is an icebox cookie, you can prep the dough in advance and bake them a few days later, or even freeze the dough for some other time.
Don’t skimp on the salt, as I think it is the highlight of the cookie. Use a good-quality salt. I prefer using Maldon sea salt because I love having the big flakes of salt.
You can find the recipe in Back to Baking. Olson became a Canadian household name through her show Sugar on Food Network Canada, so I was thrilled when she finally returned with a new baking book, as I believe that is where her strength lies. The book features some beloved classic recipes, as well as contemporary twists and unique variations. You can also find the recipe for Salted Orange Toffee Slices here.
Follow along with my Twelve Cookies of Christmas.