Peanut Butter Shortbread

Peanut Butter Shortbread

This peanut butter shortbread recipe is lovely. These are sweet and buttery, and they are crumbly and flaky, like the best shortbread, but they are not cloyingly sweet. Ready in 30 minutes, start-to-finish, and makes a huge batch!

I was so tempted to take these elegant peanut butter shortbread diamonds over-the-top and scatter them with Reese’s pieces or chocolate chips, but I refrained. It was difficult, but I was able to reign myself in.

My temptation is to always take things to the very utmost level, but in a rare moment of restraint, I decided that not EVERYTHING always has to be excessive. I left these cookies pretty and elegant.

Instead, I gave them a simple drizzle of semi-sweet chocolate, and stopped myself there. The semi-sweet chocolate is a nice addition to a peanut butter shortbread cookie because it ramps up the indulgence of the cookie, but without making it tooooo crazy.

These peanut butter shortbread diamonds are lovely. They are sweet and buttery, and they are crumbly and flaky, like the best shortbread, but they are not cloyingly sweet.

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