Lemon- Almond Cookie Brittle

This recipe has been tucked into my humongous cookie binder of magazine clippings for quite some time. It’s one of those recipes that I’ve thought about often, and it’s one where I felt I needed just the right opportunity to try it out. When the treat coordinator for my son’s school emailed the other day to see if I’d bring goodies for a teacher meeting, I thought immediately of this recipe: Lemon- Almond Cookie Brittle. It seemed like it would be a good after- school treat.

The batter is spread into a large jelly-roll pan, topped with toasted almonds and baked until golden.

After letting it cool for a bit, the whole cookie just slips right out of the pan.

The cookie breaks apart easily. You can make the chunks as large or small as you’d like.

After breaking it into chunks, they get a quick dusting of powdered sugar.


Its flavor is reminiscent of almond pastry with a tinge of lemon. Perhaps a little bit like shortbread too. We snuck a few chunks for ourselves and brought the rest to the teachers. They enjoyed their “treat” immensely. We did too :)

This recipe can be found here:  Lemon- Almond Cookie Brittle

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35 Responses to “Lemon- Almond Cookie Brittle”

  1. 1

    Mary Coleman — May 21, 2008 @ 11:49 AM

    What a great idea! Breaking a cookie into chunks. Love this one, Lori!

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    Grace — May 21, 2008 @ 12:19 PM

    i’m all about bar cookies and anything else that saves me the time of scooping out individual blobs. looks great!

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    Manggy — May 21, 2008 @ 12:41 PM

    Can I just have the one big sheet pan-sized cookie for me? Hahaha :) Lovely!

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    ellesnewenglandkitchen — May 21, 2008 @ 1:10 PM

    I love this idea! It’s genius and time-saving for a cookie recipe. And looks delicious, too!

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    Peter M — May 21, 2008 @ 1:12 PM

    I’m seeing almond recipes all’round of late and this is down-home good…crack into pieces and enjoy!

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    White On Rice Couple — May 21, 2008 @ 2:53 PM

    I really love this one! This is something perfect to make on our up coming road trip! We’re almond fanatics!

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    Patsyk — May 21, 2008 @ 3:03 PM

    That looks like a really nice treat for the teachers. I’m going to have to add that to my list of cookies to make!

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    Catherine Wilkinson — May 21, 2008 @ 3:44 PM

    ok, NOW I know what I want to be when I grow up! A “Treat Coordinator”!!!
    Great recipe, perfect for the childrens!!!!

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    Chuck — May 21, 2008 @ 5:55 PM

    It’s nice to give something different then a plate of cookies. I love the idea of these cookie brittles … rustic and perfect with a cup of coffee. Very nice Lori!

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    noble pig — May 21, 2008 @ 10:22 PM

    I bet these are great. I love the taste of almond and lemon together. Becuase they are a bar cookie, well that just makes it all good.

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    Gigi — May 22, 2008 @ 4:11 AM

    What a great cookie recipe! This is going to make the perfect gift giving cookie during the holidays. Packaged in a beautiful tin with ribbon. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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    VeggieGirl — May 22, 2008 @ 12:18 PM

    So glad that the cookie-brittle was well-received at the teacher meeting, and that YOU enjoyed it as well – sounds wonderful, with the combination of lemon and almonds! Yum! Great entry for SHF.

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    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" — May 22, 2008 @ 1:07 PM

    WOW. Now this looks light, crunchy, and absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try this, especially if it combines both a shortbread and brittle type of composition.

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    Jenny — May 22, 2008 @ 1:37 PM

    This looks fun and delicious! My sweet tooth is crazy this week!

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    Half Baked — May 22, 2008 @ 2:56 PM

    What a neat recipe! Love how you break it up like brittle. Cool:)

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    Pam — May 22, 2008 @ 3:19 PM

    This looks delicious! What a great idea.

    Pam

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    Aimée — May 22, 2008 @ 3:33 PM

    Lovely combination of flavors, Lori!

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    Zita — May 22, 2008 @ 4:53 PM

    love it, cookies that taste like cakes… superb:)

    ps:cant wait to see the shf round-up :)

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    MyKitchenInHalfCups — May 22, 2008 @ 5:04 PM

    That looks like great fun the way it breaks into cookies. Nice going. And I can’t resist almonds.

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    My Sweet & Saucy — May 22, 2008 @ 9:12 PM

    What a fun cookie! Looks fantastic!

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    Medena — May 22, 2008 @ 11:22 PM

    Oh, I love the ingredients! Must be really good, and love that it’s a brittle, no fuss about making individual cookies, and fun to just brake and grab the biggest piece :) …and run… :) ))

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    LyB — May 23, 2008 @ 1:27 AM

    That is such a great entry for SHF, the flavor combinations sound delightful!

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    Cookie baker Lynn — May 23, 2008 @ 2:00 AM

    I love how easy bar cookies are and these look fabulous. You don’t even have to cut them!

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    Kevin — May 23, 2008 @ 2:10 AM

    That look good! I like the sound of cookie brittle.

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    Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide — May 23, 2008 @ 2:19 AM

    This looks totally yummy!

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    Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) — May 23, 2008 @ 5:37 AM

    Lori, where is the coffee, my girl. That seems to be the only thing lacking in this post.

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    Marianna — May 23, 2008 @ 9:34 AM

    Oh I LOVE this!! Definately need to try this one out!!

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    Sophie — May 23, 2008 @ 2:19 PM

    Delish! You know what I love about this idea? It’s always been difficult for me to tolerate the straight sweetness of brittle (hard to believe considering how sugary my baked goods are ;) but I really like how you’ve combined a brittle and cookie recipe to create an utterly delicious dessert that I’d devour completely in a matter of minutes :) . And the lemon/almond combo is great, too!

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    mimi — May 23, 2008 @ 6:22 PM

    this looks really delish! would love a couple chunks for an afternoon pick-up!

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    The Cooking Ninja — May 23, 2008 @ 9:20 PM

    wow! this looks delicious :) So yummy.

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    cook eat FRET — May 24, 2008 @ 3:50 PM

    lori, the emergency cupcakes were cute and all
    but THIS right here? this is some beautiful almondy lemony goodness… for the adults thank you very much.

    love it!

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    HoneyB — May 26, 2008 @ 3:21 PM

    These look so good! If I only could eat everything I want to make without bursting!

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    Mark Boxshus "Cookie Doctor" — May 27, 2008 @ 12:26 AM

    Lori
    Oh my God. These are fan-tab-u-lous……LOL I served these both plain, and some that had been dipped in chocolate, and people loved them. Thanks again for a great idea

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    Rosie — May 27, 2008 @ 3:11 PM

    I just love this idea! I must add this to my list of cookies to bake :)

    Rosie x

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    Helen — May 29, 2008 @ 9:07 PM

    Break apart cookies…Yum!
    Thank you for a great entry!