Diane Hopson Smith Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

By Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011

makes 24 med size cookies
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I wanted to do something special for the guys that work on our vehicles and I needed something fairly quick, easy and yummy!

This recipe was perfect, something they could munch on with their morning coffee.

This is the kind of cookie that melts in your mouth, it's not to sweet and it's easy to make!

I found this wonderful recipe on Great Island Blog. This lady knows her cookies!! I made a very minor change on this recipe. The recipe called for milk chocolate chips, I only had semi-sweet mini chocolate chips on hand.

Hope you enjoy!

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1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1/3 c
peanut butter, creamy
1/2 Tbsp
pure vanilla
1 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp
sea salt
3/4 c
semi-sweet mini chocloate chips

Directions Step-By-Step

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter together until well combined and creamy. Add vanilla, mix well.
Whisk together flour, confectioner's sugar and salt; add to peanut butter mixture; mix well. Add chocolate chip and stir until will combined. I used my hand to combine the chips. Dough is a little crumbly.
Roll into a log, about 10-inches long; wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until good and firm or longer if you don't want to bake right away.
Once firm, remove from refrigerator and slice (with sharp knife) about 1/3-inch slices. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 12 to 15 minutes in oven preheated to 325 degrees. NOTE: cookies my crumble some while slicing, simply press it back together with your fingers.
Once cookies have baked, remove from oven and allow 5 minutes cooling time on cookie sheet before transfered to rack to complete cooling.
NOTE: Made another batch and was short 1/4 cup of mini chips so I used 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts. Turned out really good!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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May 6, 2015 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: Grandparent To Grandparent.
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Aug 27, 2012
Hi Carol, it is not a misprint, shortbread cookies don't usually have eggs in them. This type of cookie kinda melts in your mouth. They did crumble some while slicing so I just pressed backe together before baking. They should be fine once baked. They are tender crumbly type of (biscuit) cookie.
Carol Doe mumof1
Aug 27, 2012
Hi Diane,I was wondering if maybe the dough is crumbly because of no eggs in the recipe?Was that a misprint,is there supposed to be egg in the dough?
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Aug 4, 2012
Carol by all means!! Hope you bring in top dollar!
Carol Doe mumof1
Aug 4, 2012
Diane,I was wondering my daughter's 4H club is having a bakeoff challenge next month and I was wondering if I could enter your Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies in it?The money you pay for entering the recipe's goes toward the 4H club.