Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

Landon has inherited my love for cooking. Whether it's something simple, like making a sandwich, to something more complex, he is always my right-hand man in the kitchen. He will sit patiently on the counter for over an hour, helping me stir and cook. He's working on being less impulsive, I'm working on not getting overwhelmed by the messes he makes, but overall together we are working on making great meals and treats. Every now and then he will request to bake. On a snow day in February he asked to make cookies but I had something else in mind. We ended up making this cookie bark/brittle and it was perfect. He really enjoyed breaking it up at the end and thought that was amusing last step to the process. Watching him learn to cook and enjoy the kitchen has really refreshed my love for baking and cooking.

Source: Slightly adapted from Lemon Tree Dwelling

1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, melted
½ c. packed brown sugar
¼ c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
½ tsp. baking soda
1 c. M&M's


1- Preheat the oven to 375. Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.
2- Add flour and baking soda; mix until thoroughly combined.
3- Stir in M&M's.
4- Cover a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray and spread dough as thinly as possible (should cover all or most of a 16x12 inch pan).
5- Bake for 12 min.
6- Cool on pan; break or cut into irregular pieces.

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