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ice box peanut butter shortbread cookies

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Linda McCormick
Yes, MI

Having searched for the best peanut butter cookie, this recipe was my creation. You can use vegetable shortening but the texture and taste are very different from my shortbread version. The dough freezes well and you can have freshly baked cookies at any time. Who can resist a buttery peanut butter cookie that melts in your mouth? Melt some chocolate chips and drizzle on top, sprinkle with chopped peanuts or coconut for a Holiday Cookie variety.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are a great alternative to having store-bought slice and bake cookies in your fridge without the preservatives and big price tag. These only cost a few dollars to make!! They are not your typical peanut butter cookie. They cook to be thin, crisp, and oh so yummy!!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 4 dz
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For ice box peanut butter shortbread cookies

  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    peanut butter - recommend creamy as it slices smoothly
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c
    sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda

How To Make ice box peanut butter shortbread cookies

  • 1
    Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add peanut butter mixing well. Add vanilla and eggs: beat well. Sift flour, soda and salt together. Stir into mixture. Shape dough into rectangular roll, wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper, chill until firm (or freeze), slice and bake in preheated 350 degrees oven for 8-10 minutes, ungreased cookie sheet: Until lightly golden brown.
  • Icebox Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies
    This dough freezes well, may be sliced and baked frozen - may require slightly more baking time. (Keep frozen rolls of this dough on hand for fresh baked peanut butter cookies when wanted.)
  • 3
    Can be made large (rounded tablespoons of stiff chilled dough) do not grease the pan. Do the classic criss-cross with a fork that has been dipped in sugar. Bake them for only 8 minutes and they come out well and make 4 dozen cookies.
  • 4
    Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheets before removing to a wire rack. Over baked they become sandy dry crisps. Cooked to perfection they have a slight chewiness melt in your mouth treat.