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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

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Today my daughter swiped my cardigan off the back of a chair. She blew her nose in it, and then proceeded it to drape it over her shoulders like a shawl. All within a matter of seconds.

I chased after her, shouting (lovingly, of course) “Hey! That’s Mommy’s! Give it Back!” and “Oh, ewwwwww! Emma! Don’t do that to Mommy’s shirt!”

In between fits of giggles, she said “I’m the Mommy! I’m the Mommy!” over and over again as she ran around the ottoman.

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Those of you who have been reading my posts for a while know that Emma has a speech delay. It’s nothing insurmountable, but it’s been frustrating, definitely.

One thing I can tell you for sure about having a child with a speech delay: you appreciate all of those silly little things they manage to say to you. Even if it’s something as simple as, “I’m the Mommy!”

Oftentimes, I feel like she’s checked out, left the building, and I can’t seem to find her. And I miss her terribly.

But not today. Today, I knew she was there, and she was talking to me. I felt so lucky.

And the snot on my cardigan was totally worth it.

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Have you ever tried Cookie Brittle? This was a first for me, and it was unreal. Who would have thought there was another way to make a chocolate chip cookie?? It’s buttery and crunchy, like a traditional brittle. But it tastes like a cookie. Which makes it way better…

Recipe Source: Lion House Cookies & Sweet Cookbook

Cookie Brittle

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream the butter, vanilla, and salt in a large stand mixer bowl.
  3. Gradually beat in the sugar. Add the flour and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix well (mixture may be crumbly at first, but continue to mix and it will form a dough).
  5. Press evenly into a 10x15 inch ungreased jelly roll pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Once cooled, break into irregular pieces and serve.
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Notes about this recipe:

  • Don’t be afraid to over bake a little. Crispy is GOOD!
   

22 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle”

  1. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen posted on December 27, 2012 at 1:18 am (#)

    How have I never heard of this? This is sounds AMMMAZING!! I literally made 6 batches of Toffee Brittle in the past two weeks- only seems right I make this now too!

  2. Ambreen posted on December 27, 2012 at 3:36 am (#)

    That looks easy to make but with the same delicious taste. Fantastic!

  3. Bev posted on December 27, 2012 at 5:14 am (#)

    I’m definitely trying this! Yum!

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on December 27, 2012 at 8:41 am (#)

    Two of my girls had to go through speech therapy. I know the frustration very well! Looking at it from the other side now though, hang in there!
    And eat more cookie bark, yummy!!

  5. Brenna posted on December 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm (#)

    I have never liked brittle, but this is one I think I can get into!

  6. Shelly Brown posted on December 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm (#)

    I have this in the oven as we speak! Can’t wait to try it! I live in Syracuse, NY and we got about 16 inches of snow last night and today so to me, this is perfect time to do some baking and try something new! I will let you know how it turns out. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Heather Kinnaird posted on December 27, 2012 at 11:56 pm (#)

    cookie brittle – who knew. Your pictures are incredible Ashton! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with the “little” momma

  8. The Contessa (Linda) posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:56 am (#)

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing. You are the mommy, but I think Emma may be in charge!
    Happy New Year to you and your family. Drop by my kitchen for a visit.

  9. Ala posted on December 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm (#)

    Such a great reminder of the small things–this looks fantastic, thank you for sharing both the recipe and the story!

  10. Sara J posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm (#)

    My oldest niece has had speech issues as well! We have her in a special per-school that helps her and kids like her to increase their speech…I guess it’s like speech therapy! She loves it! Kids like that are so special! I love them!
    This recipe looks yummy…and waist inceasing! Yummmmm!

  11. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on December 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm (#)

    Bryce is in speech therapy and has been for a couple of years now so I an DEFINITELY relate! This recipe looks AMAZING! Pinning!

  12. Joan@Chocolateandmore posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm (#)

    You are a genius! I will be making this soon. My granddaughter has developmental delays and any time she gives you her full attention, you just soak it up, like the sun coming out after a week of rain.

  13. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 29, 2012 at 11:37 am (#)

    What a great day, snot and all! I am so excited to meet her, and Jordan is too. :) This cookie brittle is amazeballs, seriously. Going on my to-make list FOR SURE.

  14. Sue Rostkowski posted on December 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm (#)

    Tried this recipe for this evenings new year’s eve dinner! Came out very good! I did sub 1/2 c of brown sugar n 1/2 c white sugar!

  15. Flight School posted on January 15, 2013 at 10:50 am (#)

    Omg…these look just TOO GOOD for words. So I’ll stop talking and commence with drooling. Yum!

  16. Andrya posted on January 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm (#)

    At home with a sick kid myself, so I decided to maek to take into work tomorrow. Also used brown sugar mixed with the white sugar…but AMAZING! Thank you!

  17. amy-c posted on January 31, 2013 at 5:37 pm (#)

    I came to see the brittle, but i have to comment about the speech delay. One of my kids didn’t talk until he was 3. One of my greatest memories of mommyhood is hearing him sing for the first time (after lots of speech therapy). Reading this brought a tear to my eye!

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