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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Yield 15 cookies
Creamy peanut butter adds a tasty new dimension to this butter cookie.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate mini-morsels

How to Make It

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in vanilla.

  2. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Stir in semisweet chocolate mini-morsels.

  3. Roll dough to 1/2" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2 1/2" round cutter or Christmas cookie cutter. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  4. Bake at 275° for 45 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Christmas with Southern Living 2002