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A sophisticated take on the popular peanut butter blossom cookies. Each bite contains both the peanut butter base and dark chocolate topping in these Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe | The Teatime Baker | Holiday Cookies | #peanutbuttercookies

Dark Chocolate P.B. Shortbread Cookies

  • Author: The Teatime Baker
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes + chilling
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 41 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies

Description

A sophisticated take on the popular peanut butter blossom cookies. Each bite contains both the peanut butter base and dark chocolate topping – delicious!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (60g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed dk brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 11/3 cup (175 g) white flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips (or bars chopped)

Instructions

Dough:

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment cream the peanut butter, butter and sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes).
  2. Add the egg and vanilla and mix.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder, pour into the mixer and mix until your dough comes together.
  4. Chill for 1 to 24 hours.

Baking:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the dough between two pieces of wax paper to 1/4 to 1/8″ thick. Cut out circles (mine are about 2-1/4″) and space them 1-2 inches apart on the tray.
  3. Bake for 11 mins and let them cool on a wire rack.

Topping:

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a double boiler.
  2. Scoop a little chocolate onto the top of a cookie and swirl with the back of a spoon. 
  3. Let the cookies sit on the counter until the chocolate is completely dry before moving them into an airtight container.

Notes

I like to use the Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate chips. Ghirardelli would be great as well.

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