Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread

By PaisleyJade - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I just had to share this recipe with you!  

I was recently blessed with a delicious meal for our family and these amazing biscuits (Keri - you are so awesome and make the most delicious food!!).  

After tasting these babies, I had to source the recipe.  Originally blogged by The View from Great Island, you are going to love these... I especially loved using Whittakers chopped dark Ghana chocolate in mine, and the sea salt balances out the sweetness perfectly.

Do I sound like I'm raving on too much?

You have to give them a go!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
makes about 21 small cookies 

1 stick, (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temp 
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour  
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
scant 1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

  • Cream the butter and the peanut butter together in a stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or a wooden spoon.  Beat in the vanilla.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture.  Mix until the dough comes together. 
  • Stir in the chips, and turn the dough out onto a piece of waxed paper.  Gently pull the dough together and form it into a log.  If it is still crumbly, work it with your hands until it holds together smoothly. Roll it up in the paper, smoothing the shape as you go.  Twist the ends securely and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours.
  • Slice the log into slices with a sharp knife. Not too thick, not too thin, about 1/3 inch.  If a slice crumbles a bit, just smoosh the dough back together.  These don't have to be perfect disks.
  • Bake on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet at 325 for about 12-14 minutes.  The cookies will  not be browned, and they may look undone, but don't over bake.  One of the joys of shortbread cookies is that they fall apart and melt in your mouth. 
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack.

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  1. YUM!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness I'm gonna have to try that.

  2. WHAT THE....?????????????????????????????????
    I am gonna have to break with this one
    printing it out right now
    yum yum
    bringing all that I love together in one little cookie
    how could you PJ how could you???!!!

    gotta run
    especially if I hope to eat these ; )

    love and light

  3. Oh wow they look amazing! Will most definitely try this recipe - thank you hon!

  4. So no eggs I noticed - that's what the peanut butter makes up for I'm guessing?
    Oh and I noticed that the recipe doesn't say to cream the sugar with the butter and peanut butter - so you add the sugar with the dry ingredients?
    Also I notice it asks for confectioner's sugar - you mean icing sugar right? At least, that's what I know they call icing sugar in the States.

  5. Oh.
    That is all.

  6. I made these for my boys to eat for afternoon tea ... and just snuck a couple from the cooling rack! Yum!!! Thanks for sharing :-)

  7. All my favourite things in one cookie - WHAT!! Thanks for the recipe, will have to give it a go :)

  8. They look absolutely divine! Yum, I am salivating! Thank you so much for sharing this one xo

  9. Snap! We made these last Thursday....they were very tasty! Although I did have a job trying to get the dough to stay together, I found it was very crumbly! Super tasty though, the hardest bit was leaving them in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up!

  10. Wow!!! These look so good!!!

  11. good timing that i found these because i'm just about to head to the shops and have added to the grocery list! cant wait to try them out! YUM!


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