Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dutch Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips


Yeah, this is a good cookie!  After making the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies I was thinking the only thing that could taste better would be Chocolate Shortbread with Peanut Butter Chips!  I don't know why, but a chocolate cookie base gets me every time.  It's a weakness.  :)

I searched everywhere for a chocolate shortbread recipe that would fit what I had in mind.  I found myself in the same reference place as with the Peanut Butter Shortbread - The View From Great Island.  She's some kind of a shortbread genius!  These cookies absolutely melt in your mouth and I am a huge fan of rolling the dough into a log to slice and bake the cookies.  Super smart!

Dutch Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Peanut Butter Chips
adapted very slightly from The View From Great Island

1 stick butter (I used salted), room temperature
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa
peanut butter chips
milk chocolate chips, if desired
  • In medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, and cocoa.
  • In large bowl, beat together butter and vanilla until fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients to butter and combine together with electric mixer.
  • Dough will be extremely crumbly.  After ingredients are combined, use a wooden spoon to mix crumbs into a dough.
  • Add peanut butter chips, whatever your desired amount is.  I like a lot.
  • Since this cookie dough is not overly sweet, add a small amount of milk chocolate chips, if desired, just to give it a little more sugary chocolate taste.
  • Turn dough onto waxed paper and shape into log.
  • Wrap waxed paper around log of dough and twist ends like a piece of candy.

  • Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  • Remove waxed paper and slice dough into discs.  Place on cookie sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  • Cookies will be extremely soft when finished baking. DO NOT overbake!  
  • Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 15 minutes before removing.  When they are cooled they will be solid.
  • Eat and enjoy!

I really love these cookies!  They have a perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter.  I think the addition of milk chocolate chips adds the right amount of sweetness to elevate the chocolate taste, which makes the peanut butter shine!  As I mentioned in my last shortbread post - these cookies are so easy and so quickly put together they make a nice day-of dessert with minimal fuss.  If you like shortbread cookies, peanut butter, and chocolate....this is a winner!






19 comments:

  1. Oh stars. Another recipe for my PB/Chocolate pinboard! I have been craving something with peanut butter/chocolate. I think I"ve found it!

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    1. These absolutely melt in your mouth! I hope you make them soon and enjoy every bite. :) Have a great week!

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  2. This is a great recipe. I love that it uses basic ingredients. I need to try this. I pinned it!

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    1. Thanks, Suzy! I LOVE shortbread cookies because they are so basic and require few ingredients to make a fabulous cookie!! Glad you like the recipe - I hope you love it!! Thanks for visiting, please come back soon. :)

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  3. YUM! Chocolate with peanut butter chips??? SO GOOD.

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    1. I agree!! :) I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as I did!!

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  4. I love Shortbread cookies, but I've never tasted this kind and I'm very curious as your cookies look delicious.
    Thank you so much for sharing, I'm gonna pin it

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    1. Thanks, Winnie! I love shortbread, too! I *loved* this one in particular! I hope you enjoy them. :)

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  5. Oh my goodness! These look amazing! I would love for to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday!

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-32.html

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    1. Thank you, Katie! I'm sorry I was a bit too late to share these at your party, but I just submitted my Ladybug Cupcakes. Thank you so much for the invitation. :) I'm your newest follower!!

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  6. What a great combination! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday! I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I love linking up with Mix it up Monday!! Happy Spring!

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  7. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

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    1. Hi! I'm so sorry I missed the party, but I have you added to my blog linky list now so I'll be there on Sunday! Thanks so much for the invitation. :) Thanks for visiting Life Is Sweets - hope to see you here again soon!

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  8. These look and sound delicious. Thank you for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday. I can't wait to see what you share next week.

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! And thanks for hosting each week. :) Happy Spring!

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  9. Might I ask how many cookies this recipe makes? Thanks so much. They sound wonderful and I would like to make them for our Easter celebration this weekend, but want to be sure I have enough!

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    1. Hi, Martha! These certainly are delicious cookies and I hope you enjoy them! I'm sorry to give you a vague answer, but how many cookies this recipe will make depends on how big/thick you make them. If you look at the photo about with the sliced cookies, I got about 7 cookies. However, I did make them very thick. If you shape the log smaller and cut thinner cookies, you would get more. Since you are making these for Easter I would definitely double the recipe. They mix up VERY quickly, so if you do it the day before you'll be able to judge if you will have enough. I hope this helps!! Happy Easter. :)

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  10. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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