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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {with Pecans & Coconut}

A crispy chocolate chip cookie slab (studded with pecans and coconut) is broken into jagged pieces for a treat that has the crunch of brittle and the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle with Pecans and Coconut ~ crunchy like brittle but with the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie | {Five Heart Home}Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of cookie brittle, and oh my word, y’all…where have I been? This stuff is divine.

You just can’t beat a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, and I must admit that my favorite chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy and gooey. But cookie brittle? Well, it’s hard and crispy and crunchy. But that did not stop me from eating it compulsively every time I found myself in its vicinity. It is absolutely addictive.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle with Pecans and Coconut ~ crunchy like brittle but with the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie | {Five Heart Home}Another bonus? Cookie brittle is quick and easy to bake up and there’s nothing fussy about its preparation or presentation, seeing as how you get to break it off in irregular chunks, much like you would peanut brittle. It’s fun to make and fun to eat, and I can guarantee that it would be fun for someone to receive, in case you’re still looking for homemade gift ideas from your kitchen.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle with Pecans and Coconut ~ crunchy like brittle but with the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie | {Five Heart Home}While I love nuts, I sometimes leave them out of baked goods because I tend to enjoy a pure, unadulturated brownie or slice of banana bread or — wait for it — chocolate chip cookie. But toasted pecans only enhance the texture of this cookie brittle, as does a generous handful of toasted coconut. You really don’t even notice that the latter ingredient is in there, but it definitely adds even more crunch to this already crunchy treat. And I’m telling you, that’s a good thing.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle with Pecans and Coconut ~ crunchy like brittle but with the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie | {Five Heart Home}So the next time you’re in the mood for (1.) something crunchy, (2.) a chocolate chip cookie, (3.) a quick and easy sweet treat, and/or (4.) something with homemade food gift potential, I would highly recommend giving this Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle a whirl. It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s oh so good!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {with Pecans & Coconut}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {with Pecans & Coconut}

A crispy chocolate chip cookie slab (studded with pecans and coconut) is broken into jagged pieces for a treat that has the crunch of brittle and the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted (see Tips & Tricks)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted (see Tips & Tricks)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a large jellyroll pan or cookie sheet with butter.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until incorporated. Slowly stir in flour mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut. The dough will be crumbly.
  3. Press dough onto prepared pan in an even layer, forming a rough rectangle approximately 10 inches wide and 15 inches long. Bake for 19 minutes or until the cookie is golden brown and seems crisp. Set pan on a wire rack and allow to cool completely before breaking slab into irregular pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Pecans and coconut may be toasted in the same pan by baking for 7 to 8 minutes at 350°F.

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Adapted from Southern Living 2010 Ultimate Christmas Cookbook.

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  1. Samantha, this looks absolutely mouth-watering and who wouldn’t love to get a tin of this for the holidays? Also a wonderful hostess gift! I wonder if this would even make it out the door if I made it? 🙂 Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

  2. I’ve never heard of cookie brittle, but this looks like a great treat. Can’t wait to give it a try!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I’d never heard of it either, Megan, but I thought it sounded intriguing. And even though I usually prefer chewy cookies over crispy cookies, I loved this stuff! Almost too much. 😉

  3. Cookie Brittle??!!! This is a thing??!! Thank goodness you brought this recipe into my life! Recipe is pinned and I hope to make this before Christmas! Thank you for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      I know, Meghan…I’d never heard of cookie brittle until recently either! But now that I have, there’s no turning back. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by…have a wonderful Christmas and I’ll see you when Wake Up Wednesday resumes!

      • Um….. The recipe doesn’t say when to add the chips, coconut and nuts. My dough did not look like yours at all. In the oven now, so not sure about the taste. My chips all melted in the dough! What did I do wrong?

        • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

          Hi Jane! I’m so sorry about that…you just stir in the chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut right after the flour, as in a standard cookie recipe. If your chocolate chips melted, it sounds like the butter was still a bit too hot. Maybe it was still too hot from melting or maybe you added the chocolate chips before the flour (which would have cooled down the butter further) since I left out that sentence (sorry again!). And it’s normal for the dough to look very crumbly before pressing it into the pan.

          I hope it tastes good despite my mistake with the recipe…I apologize again! I appreciate you letting me know so that I could fix it. Have a great weekend!

  4. This sounds amazing!!!! Looks so good!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thank you, Caitlin…it’s definitely a fun twist on an ordinary chocolate chip cookie! Hope you’re able to try it soon and see what you think!

  5. I just found this recipe from the Will Cook for Smiles link party and it looks so good. And it’s perfect for the recipe link party that just went live on my website Future Expat. Today’s theme is SUGAR…so feel free to link this up and any other of your sweet sugary recipes.

    Every link gets posted to Pinterest and the featured recipes each week also get highlighted on social media sites too. Would love to have you join us!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Karen, and I appreciate the invite to your link party. Hope you have a wonderful week!

  6. Just made this for Easter at my in-laws. It’s still cooling but I tasted the corner and it’s delicious! What I’ve broken seems really crumbly. Is this the way it’s supposed to be? Also, I was surprised there is no egg in the mix to keep it all together.

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Hi Kristy! I’m glad it tasted great! I hope the texture firmed up for you once it cooled…the final cookie brittle should have pretty hard and crunchy. My dough has been crumbly going into the pan, but as long as you press it down firmly and let it cool completely, it should all hold together once you’re ready to break it into pieces. And nope, no egg! This is not your standard soft cookie recipe, but it’s delicious in a different way…hopefully y’all thought so, too! 🙂 Thanks for the question and have a great week!

  7. Love the rustic look of this yummy home-made treat! Perfect for lazy day baking and snacking! I featured your recipe in my Coffee Cafe post over the weekend! Have a great day!

    • Samantha at Five Heart Home Samantha at Five Heart Home says:

      Thanks so much, Dori…I’m honored to be featured and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!

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