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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Adapted from Southern Living 2010 Ultimate Christmas Cookbook.
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