Do you love shortbread biscuits as much as I love shortbread biscuits? Who doesn't! I think that shortbread biscuits have to be just about everyone's favourite cookie! I make whipped ones every Christmas which are as simple as beating them together and dropping them on a baking sheet. I make rolled and cut outs in a variety of flavours. All are gorgeous. When I saw this recipe for Peanut Butter ones, I knew I just had to bake them. Peanut Butter and shortbreads . . . two of my favourite things together in one!
I adapted the recipe from one of my favourite baking books, One Bowl Baking by Yvonne Ruperti. If you don't have it, you should. It's a fabulous baking book. Everything I have ever baked from it has been a winner!
These are lovely shortbreads. The smell of peanutbutter which fills the air when they are baking is enough to get your tastebuds tingling in overtime!
With the cross-hatching they loo very similar to other peanut butter cookies, but that is where every similarity ends.
These are short and crumbly . . . and not too sweet. Everything a perfect shortbread biscuit should be.
Filled with lots of lovely chopped peanuts, I would go so far as to call them moreish. They are not chewy, or crisp . . . just short and deliciously buttery peanut buttery crumbly. They positively beg to be enjoyed with a nice hot drink. These are grownup peanut butter biscuits, that bring out the child in you.
*Chunky Peanut Peanut Butter Shortbreads*Makes 2 dozen
340g creamy peanut butter (1 1/3 cups)1 large free range egg
If you are fond of shortbreads and like peanut butter, you will quite simply adore these lovely biscuits. In fact . . . I might go so far as to say you will feel like you have died and gone to heaven. Bon Appetite!