Here is my second post for Andria’s birthday week. Given that the cake pops took a lot of time to prepare on Sunday, I was hoping to tackle a recipe that would be fast and easy. A dessert that could be prepared after dinner and before starting this week’s Bachelor episode (sad but true). I decided to go with a “fancy” chocolate chip cookie brittle. I call it fancy because I find opposites funny. This brittle is too simple to be categorized as such. But, you CAN trick your friends into thinking it required a lot of effort. See Exhibit A and Exhibit B below (I apologize in advance for these pictures, I had 3 minutes to take them).
Exhibit A: this is an example of the brittle that can be served in a casual setting. After being baked, it can be literally broken up into funny shapes and sizes. Brittle.
If i didn’t trick you into thinking this is a fancy recipe, I hope you will be believe me when I say that this brittle is super delicious. In fact, I pray I still have some left in the morning to take to work. My willpower against dessert tends to go out the window around the 10pm mark.
Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle (recipe from my sister’s friend)
What You Need:
- 1 cup unsalted butter/margarine (for a vegan option, perhaps), room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 10 ounces of chocolate chips
What You Need to Do:
- Preheat your oven to 350 and line a 10 by 15 jelly roll pan with parchment paper. (A jelly roll pan is really just a fancy way of saying a cookie sheet that has slight raised edges.)
- With an electric mixer, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar on medium speed until smooth
- Add the vanilla and salt.
- Slowly add the flour and mix until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Press the dough into a thin and even layer into the prepared pan. You can cover the dough with parchment paper and use a small rolling pan to evenly spread the dough.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden.