Blog Home

Favorite Desserts: Cookie Brittle

Flour, a whisk, eggs, and a wooden spoon.


Your Mansions of Georgetown apartment is a great place to cook and create. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing a new recipe that is quickly becoming a new favorite.

We found a great new take on a classic homemade dessert from The Modern Proper. This Cookie Brittle combines ingredients you probably already have in your pantry into a sweet shortbread-like cookie. The author of the article, Holly, writes, “It's the best of everything to me. Buttery, chocolatey and beautifully simple. Recipes don't get much better than that unless, perhaps, they come with a good story of being passed down generation after generation (somehow those recipes always taste best).” Find the recipe below. You can also head to the website for more details.


Serves 24

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups    bleached white flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°. Using a handheld or stand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir the flour in by hand. When it's fully incorporated, stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour cookie dough into a 9X13 metal baking pan. Press dough very, very, very firmly until the top is silky smooth.  

Bake for 20-25 minutes until slightly golden on edges. Cool for 10 minutes then cut into triangles with a sharp knife. If you wait too long they are too difficult to cut, any shorter they will smoosh.

These little cookie triangles make a great treat to share with friends or co-workers and pair best with an ice-cold glass of milk. We hope you enjoy this recipe. Check back often for more posts just like this one. Thanks for reading Willow Hill’s blog.

We understand that sometimes you don’t have time to bake at home. Where is your favorite bakery in Georgetown, Texas? Share in the comments below.

Disclaimer: The Mansions of Georgetown is not located in or part of The Woodlands® development. The Woodlands® is a registered trademark of The Woodlands Land Development Company, LP.