PEANUT BUTTER SHORTBREAD CUT-OUTS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup very finely chopped roasted or honey-roasted peanuts

Directions

  • Combine the butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl; beat with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla. Slowly beat or stir in the flour and cornstarch until mixture holds together.
  • Blend in the very finely chopped peanuts.
  • Roll out on a lightly floured board to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters and place on an ungreased baking sheet or baking sheet lined with a silicone mat. Or, shape the dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet, dip the flat bottom of a glass in granulated sugar, and flatten gently to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until cookies are set and bottoms just begin to brown. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, melt 1 cup chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of shortening and drizzle over the cookies.
  • Makes about four dozen cookies

Notes

These cookies are easy to prepare, and they're egg-free. Drizzle melted chocolate over these shortbread cookies for the holidays. Use a food processor or electric chopper to chop the peanuts for this recipe.

Categories: Cookies  Dessert 

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