Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies




Well, we made it through Thanksgiving with very little stress actually. I was very proud of myself. I am usually a wreck by the big day worrying about the food coming out right and on time, everyone being comfortable and entertained, etc. 

You know the feeling, by the time dinner is ready you are so stressed out you can't eat and want to go hide with a bottle of wine, or two! Truly I expected to lose my mind because I had 12 people here and most of them were my son's girlfriend's family. They have been together for almost a year now, but the families have only gotten together a handful of times, so it was a true test of my sanity (and I always choke on test day).


But I have to say this year was such a wonderful respite from the usual chaos. The families just click together in a way I have never seen before. I didn't freak out one little bit and enjoyed every single minute of the time we spent together!



Now that Thanksgiving has passed though it is time to get on with the business of Christmas, and one of the items of business for me this year is making some tasty treats. I keep telling Kevin that I have very little in the way of sweets on the blog, so this gives me the opportunity to rectify that situation. I mean Christmas and sweets go hand in hand right? 

These are super easy to make too! I love rolled cookies. You just make them, roll them up and put them in the fridge, and WALA you have cookies whenever you want them. I hope you give these a try. A few of these with a cup of coffee or tea will put a smile on your face, I guarantee it!



Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread 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


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Cream the butter and the peanut butter together in a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer. Mix in the vanilla.

In a large bowl whisk the dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture.  Mix until the dough comes together.

Mix in the chips, and turn the dough out onto a piece of waxed paper.  Gently roll 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, about 1/3 inch thick. If it crumbles just press it back together.

Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for about 12-14 minutes.  The cookies will  not be browned, and they may look undone, but don't over bake.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Grab a cup of coffee or some ice cold milk and enjoy!!






20 comments:

  1. Making these right now! Thank you for the great recipe, Bobbi!

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    1. Awesome Tiffany!!! Let me know what you think :)

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  2. These look amazing and so delicious!

    Checking out your FB page next!

    ceecee

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  3. You should really start adding yields to your recipes on this site.
    Great cookies though Bobbi, would totally make them again.

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  4. Yum looks like a great holiday cookie. Pinning now!

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  5. Great looking cookies. Thanks for linking up with us at Foodie Friends Friday

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for hosting!!

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  6. These cookies just shout "holidays"! I love them! Why do I never make rolled cookies like this? They look so good.

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    1. Thank you Jamie. I love rolled cookies. I make a bunch of them and put them in the fridge and then just bake when I feel like it :)

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  7. I love trying new Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes, and this one looks great! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. You are so welcome, thank you for hosting :)

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  8. These look amazing! I love shortbread and love the idea of adding the chocolate chips. I would love to share this recipe on DAILY DISH next week as part of a cookie post I'm working on. Please let me know on my Walking on Sunshine FB page if that's okay! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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    1. That would be wonderful, I am heading to your page now!

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  9. I am putting these on my Christmas baking list. They look amazing :)

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    1. Yay!! I think you will love them!!

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  10. These cookies look soooooooo good!!
    I'm making them and that's it

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    1. I think you will really like them Winnie :)

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