Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies
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These Milk Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies are an easy slice and bake chocolate chip cookie enriched with peanut butter!
makes 2 1/2 to 3 dozen
- 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (make sure it is completely soft)
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (yes, you can use chunky)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 0.5 cup confectioner's sugar (yes, you can use regular sugar)
- 2.5 cups flour
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups milk chocolate chips (you can use mini chips if you like)
- Set oven to 350F
- Cream the butter and peanut butter together until thoroughly combined. Beat in the vanilla.
- Sift the sugar, flour and salt together and then add to the butter mixture. Mix until the dough comes together and is no longer dry and crumbly. A stand mixer helps with this job.
- Add the chocolate chips in towards the end of mixing and distribute evenly.
- Turn the dough out onto a board and continue to work it with your hands until it comes together like a pie dough. Divide it in two equal parts, and shape them into flat disks. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate for about an hour.
- Roll out the chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness. I rolled mine to about 1/4-1/3 inch.
- Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for about 13-15 minutes. They will soft and white even when done, but will firm up as they cool.
- Let the cookies rest on the hot cookie sheet for a minute or two, and then transfer carefully to a cooling rack.