Dark Chocolate Cashew Brittle Cookies & a Virtual Baby Shower

It was September of 2011 when I was selected along with 19 other food bloggers to participate in a book promo for Emeril Lagasse.  I was still pretty new to the food blogging scene and didn’t know any of the other bloggers.  We spent 3 weeks together working on the promo and became fast friends.  One of those bloggers is the beautiful and gracious Rachel of www.rachelcooks.com.  She and I have become great friends and my week is not complete without saying HI to her. She’s just a sweetheart and I love her to bits.

I received an email from Brandy of www.nutmegnanny.com and Brandi of www.branappetit.com asking if I wanted to participate in a virtual baby shower for Rachel (If you haven’t heard, she’s about to pop very soon with her first little man).  How could I say no?  So I jumped on board and offered up my graphic design services to create the invitation.  The list of bloggers who are cooking for Rachel’s virtual baby shower is long and amazing.  She is definitely well loved in the blogging community.  Please make sure you check out all of the deliciousness.

Check out all of the deliciousness!




Dark Chocolate Cashew Brittle Cookies & a Virtual Baby Shower

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen


  • 8 ounces dark chocolate, chips or chunks
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cashew brittle


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
  2. Set a double boiled over medium-low heat, add the chocolate and butter and heat until just melted. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt and whisk to combine.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the melted chocolate and mix well to combine. Mix in the flour. Add the chopped cashew brittle and stir to combine. (the mixture will be liquid, but it will puff up in the oven)
  5. Use a hinged scoop and scoop the cookie mixture on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 12-16 minutes. Do not overcook. Cool on a wire rack.




  1. Oh dear… I had finally settled on a chocolate cookie recipe I was going to bake and then I saw these! I have to make these… I love chocolate chewy cookies and these look perfect!

  2. I was just eyeing up chocolate cookie recipes last night when the urge to bake hit hard! I didn’t end up with chocolate cookies but seeing these makes me want to go pull out some butter right now! Thanks for making the invitation for Rachels shower today!

    1. I highly recommend sourcing some spicy brittle if you can, it really kicks up the cookies. I used a Habanero brittle from a friends candy company. The link is in the ingredients. So addicting!! Thanks for commenting Shelby! XO

    1. I agree…who would’ve thought that a bunch of foodies competing for eyeballs on their blogs could be such a wonderfully supportive and encouraging group? I am always in awe of the awesomeness that is the food blogging community. Thanks for stopping by Krista! xo

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  4. Love you Heather! Thanks so much for participating in this, I am so touched by everyone’s kind words and the time you all put into this. Thank you especially for the adorable logo. You are so talented! Can’t wait to try these cookies. xoxo

    1. Love you back Rach. So happy for you and your family to be welcoming a little man. They are so much fun! Glad you liked the logo…it was inspired by Brandy and that you’ve enjoyed this fun day all about YOU (and food). We love you Rach!!

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