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Cookie Breakup

This crackly brittle-like cookie recipe comes from Julie Bransfield of Brandon, Vermont.

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  • Yield: Makes 24

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 10-by-15-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in salt and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; mix in flour (dough will be crumbly). Stir in chocolate chips.

  2. Press mixture evenly onto prepared sheet. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. To serve, break into pieces with your hands or cut into bars with a serrated knife.

Cook's Notes

The cookie will bake evenly if you press and flatten the crumbly dough when you put it in the pan.

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