Who doesn’t love shortbread? When it’s baked just the perfect amount of time so the bottom is light golden, it crumbles just a little when you break off a tiny piece and that piece melts in your mouth with a buttery smoothness……..Mmmmmm, YUM! It’s like a party in your mouth!
As I mentioned before, I do have my own super dee-lish recipe for shortbread, but a wonderful lady, Auntie Bernie, posted this recipe on her Facebook profile, so of course I just had to try it. Looking at the it, it seemed like a pretty straight forward shortbread recipe, just with the exception of some yummy peanut butter added to it. I threw it all in the bowl, mixed it up, rolled & wrapped it to be refrigerated and waited (this was the hard part LOL). Once it was chilled, I cut some nice, big, fat slices, because really…..who’s craving is going to be fully satisfied by a thin, puny little piece? It did crumble a bit when I cut them (as the recipe said it would), but it was easy to shape them back together, plus it created a bit of cookie dough chunks for me to taste test.
In to the oven they went……..tick tock, tick tock…….the 12 minute baking time seemed like an eternity! Especially since the irresistible smell of fresh cookies was not just filling the kitchen, but drifting throughout the whole house! Finally, they were done and when I opened the oven door, heads turned. An even stronger yummy cookie aroma filled everyone’s noses and I was pretty sure they’d suffer through a bit of a burnt tongue just to get a bite as soon as possible!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from The View from Great Island website – and yes “OMG” were the words that escaped from the lips of a couple people. There was also “Are you kidding me?”, “These are ridiculous” & a muffled approval that I couldn’t fully understand because she had just sunk her teeth in to this heavenly indulgence! Now, I’m not going to admit that these are better than mine, they’re just……a different recipe with a few different ingredients and I can guarantee that they will be made again
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 chocolate chips
Cream butter & peanut butter with a hand mixer, beat in vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture until the dough is no longer crumbly. Stir in the chips and turn the dough out onto a piece of wax paper. Gently form the dough into a log. Roll it up in the paper, smoothing it out as you go. Twist the ends securely and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Take the log out, unwrap it and slice into 1/3 inch slices with a sharp knife. If it crumbles a bit, just smooth it back together. Bake on parchment paper for 12-14 minutes at 350F. Let them cool on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring to the cooling rack. ENJOY!!