These peanut butter chocolate chip shortbread cookies are easy to make and literally melt in your mouth.
a cookie sheet
1/2cup113 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature (important!)
1/3cupcreamy peanut butter (I like Jiff)
1 1/4cup156 grams all purpose flour
1/4cup31 grams confectioner’s sugar
scant 1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4cupmilk chocolate chips
Cream the butter and the peanut butter together in a stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or a wooden spoon. Make sure to get the butter and peanut butter completely combined and creamy. Beat in the vanilla.
Whisk the sugar, flour, and salt together and add to the butter mixture. Mix until the dough comes together and is no longer crumbly.
Stir in the chips, and turn the dough out onto a piece of waxed paper. Gently pull the dough together and form it into a log. If it is still crumbly, work it with your hands until it holds together smoothly. Roll it up in the paper, smoothing the shape as you go. Twist the ends securely and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours. The log will be roughly 7 1/2--8 inches long.
While the dough is chilling, pre-heat the oven to 350F
Slice the log into slices with a sharp knife. Not too thick, not too thin, about 1/2 inch. If a slice crumbles a bit, just smoosh the dough back together. These don't have to be perfect disks.
Bake on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet at 350F for about 12-14 minutes, depending on how thick your cookies are. The cookies will not be browned, and they may look undone, but don't over bake. One of the joys of shortbread cookies is that they fall apart and melt in your mouth.
Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack.