For those of you who have given up desserts for Lent please stop reading here. If you choose to continue- I cannot take responsibility for the imminent lusting and drooling that will ensue.
We hosted some couples from our Sunday School class at our house the other night for fellowship and a Bible Study. (I love how hanging out with people from church is called "fellowship," while if we were to have non-church friends over, the get-together would just be a get-together. Fellowship makes our talking and dessert eating sound so important.) Anyway, I needed to make a dessert for the group to munch on while I rambled aimlessly on about individual and communal laments- so I made Cookie Brittle.
It turned out quite well. It is very rich, but very delicious. Here is the recipe . . .
Adapted from Get Togethers Cookbook
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground flax (for good measure)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- powdered sugar for dusting
~Cream the butter and sugar with the vanilla and salt in a mixing bowl or food processor until light and fluffy.
~Beat in the flour.
~Mix in the chocolate chips by hand.
~Pat into an unbuttered 10 x 15 (I used a 9 x 13) pan.
~Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned (I had to do it for a bit longer). ~Cool. Break into irregular pieces and drain on paper towels.
~Dust with confectioners’ sugar.