www.nestinthewestIt’s a holiday here in BC…Family Day is in it’s second year as an official statutory holiday. The idea is you stay home and spend quality time with the fam. The kitty and I say, thank you very much! We love a day off! I’m working on a pretty big project which I’ll share soon, but for now I have a great treat recipe for you!

This is going to sound bad, but it’s the truth. As much as I love cookies, especially homemade, sometimes I just don’t want to stand and spoon mounds of dough on multiple trays and repeat. So when I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest I had to give it a try. Bascially, chocolate chip cookie dough pressed into one pan and crisped up all together….yum! I made a few very minor changes to the recipe and here it is:

  • 1 cup butter, slightly softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

www.nestinthewestPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat the butter and brown sugar together. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon and the flour one cup at a time. Continue to mix. Add chocolate chips. This didn’t really form a dough for me – it was a bit crumbly. Press the dough into a 9″ x 13″ pan and bake for 25-35 minutes depending on how crispy you’d like them. Cut into squares while warm or let cool in pan then cut or break into irregular shapes, like peanut brittle. I baked mine for 30 minutes, cut half into squares and let the other half cool before breaking into jagged shapes. I prefer the squares but that may just be the OCD in me.
www.nestinthewestThese are so much easier and quicker to make than cookies but still have all the same great flavor. Also, did you notice they’re eggless? Go ahead and dunk them in your latte and enjoy!

2 Comments on Chocolate chip cookie brittle

  1. I had the same thought the other day – I wanted chocolate chip cookies but didn’t want to spend ages shaping and baking and cooking…so I made the dough and plopped it in a 9×13 and made cookie bars. So much easier, and just as tasty!

    • I know, right?! So much easier and it means you’re eating them a bit sooner. Win, win! So nice to see you here Amy. Miss you!

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