Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Peanut Butter Shortbread Rounds

As I sit here, snow is falling outside my window. The weather has not changed a bit since last week. To warm myself up, I combined two things I love and made one scrumptious cookie.

Peanut Butter Shortbread Rounds are the ultimate shortbread cookie. They are soft, tender and melt-in-your-mouth heaven. Really, you don't have to chew if you don't want to. When you touch the cookies, you can feel the butter. By baking them at a lower temperature, they bake for longer and do not brown like regular cookies. Using natural peanut butter for this recipe is best since you get unadulterated peanutty flavour but I suppose you could use regular PB but I can't vouch for how they'll taste.

These gems are not time consuming to pull together so just give yourself time for rolling, chilling and baking and you'll be fine. They may look unassuming but they have lots of flavour. If you want to make them more interesting, roll the cookies thinner (1/8 inch) and sandwich them together with jam or melted chocolate. If you do that, then why not drizzle some chocolate over top? They would look fabulous and be even more perfect for sharing with the ones you love.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Shortbread Rounds

11 comments:

Katie said...

I adore the way you ahve photographed the cookies, the background pink and purple hearts is great. The cookies sound wonderful too.

Tania, The Candied Quince said...

I agree with Katie: lovely photo!!

I tried making peanut butter shortbreads once (using a recipe from Mary McGrath's "Shortbread Sampler") and brought some in to work for a co-worker to whom I owed a favour. That was over a year ago, and he still speaks fondly of them. I predict you will likely be repeatedly reminded of these delicious-looking peanut buttery beauties, too!

Patricia Scarpin said...

They look so adorable presented this way, Jen!

Deborah said...

I've never tried peanut butter shortbread - what a great idea!

Liz and Brad said...

These sound SO good - and I really like the idea of adding a little chocolate. As soon as Lent is over, I'll be sure to give them a try :)

Cheryl said...

I bet you they are so delicious, I just love shortbread.

I give you so much credit, I would have piled them on a plate and they would have looked all beige and boring. You presented them so beautifully. I would never have thought of that.

Aimée said...

Cute photo and cookies!! I love shortbread, but have never tried peanut butter. They sound amazing.

Brilynn said...

Such a cute presentation!

JEP said...

Love PB cookies & love shortbread cookies so this recipe must taste very good!

Tracy said...

I've never made peanut butter shortbread but those look great. I really like the photo!

Tailith Sky said...

Lol, 28 days later sumone actually trys it . . . I wunder if it will be me? I need to find a chewie mocha topping . . . brb : )