Summary from Goodreads:
Recipe from the author!!!! it sounds so yummy!
Hello, and thank you so much for welcoming me to your blog today to promote the release of Clean!
Open up your recipe box! Give us something that would thrill us.
I shared this a long time ago, in one of the first blog posts I ever wrote. This is my secret recipe. Okay, I’m lying. This is the Brown Family’s secret recipe. I stole it.
Ruth Brown moved into the house up the street in junior high. She was not a popular sort of girl, in that she was rather ordinary looking, not the typical popular-girl-beautiful, she was extremely outspoken, not the popular-girl-quiet- and-coy, and she just had this way about her that made people want to run…
But Cookie Brittle changed all of that for her.
Ruth would show up at all sorts of important high school events—play practices, football games, Homecoming Parade Float meetings—carrying a lunch size brown paper bag in each hand. The bags were full of something warm… and judging by the smell emanating from the bag, something buttery and chocolatey. The bags were filled to the brim with fresh from the oven Cookie Brittle.
Everyone flocked to Ruth Brown when she came armed with these goodies. Hungry athletes, cheerleaders with chocolate cravings, the loud and obnoxious… the shy and detached… the studious… the total slackers. No one could resist the smell… and then there was the taste.
MAGICAL!!! Maybe slightly addictive….
Ruth Brown became the most popular girl at the high school.
She guarded the secret “Cookie Brittle” recipe with her very life. But one day, her absentminded mother left the recipe, written in neat script on a worn notecard, out, face up on the countertop. I read the card and like a secret sleuth committed it to memory. It is still in my memory right now.
I started attracting people to me with this secret recipe in college. My kids have attended many parties and swim meets and meetings armed with the stuff.
We have no shortage of friends.
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup softened butter
tiny bit of vanilla extract
1 bag or Nestlé’s Semi-sweet Chocolate chips
Mix together in a bowl. Should make a crumbly dough. Press onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until just a tiny bit brown on top. Cool on cookie sheet. Break into pieces like peanut brittle.
You will have to fights off the crowds. You have been warned.