The teachers and children's staff where I work made up a fun cookbook for me for this last birthday. What an awesome idea! I love recipes and such a perfect gift for a foodie!! They said they felt such pressure - no way! I love it!!
Leslie shared this Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle. I love chocolate chip cookies so I knew we would love it. I could probably have cooked it a tince longer to me more "brittle-like" but it was so yummy. I just cut it in a variety of geometric shapes. The extra salt made it super yummy!! Leslie included an idea of changing it up to be Almond Cranberry Cookie Brittle - would love that with a few white chocolate chips sprinkled in!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips
Combine butter, sugar, salt and vanilla - beat until creamy. Stir in flour until blended. Press dough into a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes or even a little more. Leave in pan to cool then break apart like brittle.
Almond Cranberry Version - replace vanilla with almond extract and add 1 cup dried cranberries. I think it would be yummy to replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips :)