Saturday, March 2, 2013

Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Chip Shortbreads..~

The kind that melt in your mouth~

The kind you get from The View From Great Island:)
Delicious little tender morsels..♥

I am hooked on stars these days..shooting stars ..regular stars..not just for Christmas anymore for me..There's wonder in stars I find~

I made these late Friday afternoon..and had to have a bite right away..
See.. I can resist desserts... all kinds..but cookies are  different:)  I made half the recipe as there are only 2 of the moment..and I made mini mini mini stars too:)  like a penny  (soon to be defunct here..)~
So..  no a bite:)
Half the recipe made so many!

as you can see by the stack in back..Perfect for here..
Not only that but I was able to fill a teacup for my daughter's friend.. who is such a trooper..but has not been well this week.I admire that girl so much.
She looks like sunshine..the beautiful smiling face..the blonde wheat..the sense of humor and adventure..The laugh..the giggle..She faces  challenges   most adults cannot fathom.
A little hero to me..

Look how great they are at balancing acts too:-)
Le Cirque Du Soleil..:-)
There were even enough for my daughter and Noah  to bring they are embarking on a Spring Break trip to Florida~
They will have a ball~
It is still the weekend as I many of you have the time to whip these up before workday Monday:-)

This is the recipe for Sue's cookies..if you have never been to her blog..which I highly go see..Recipes are in abundance and lovely photos too~
I love her straw:-)
I saw some at Michael's..but big bold bright colors..I am not there yet I am still buried in snow..and more is falling right now..but next week we change the time..more daylight hours to melt the snow..I love the snow..the's the maintenance I deplore-
Here you go...

La Recette~

Oven to 350 F
Remember..I halved mine~

2 sticks of unsalted butter at room temp..(Make sure it is soft!) the way I have a huge confession to make..I never  use unsalted butter..I know..
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt(not me)
1 1/2 cups milk (I LOVE milk chocolate way better than dark..I know)chocolate chips.

Cream butter and peanut butter together until well combined..beat in vanilla
Sift sugar ..flour..and salt together and mix in..Mix until dough comes together and is no longer dry and crumbly.
Add chocolate chips and distribute evenly.
Turn dough out on board and mix until it comes together..flatten into 2 disks..
Refrigerate ap 1 hr..

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to desired thickness and cut with preferred at the moment cookie cutter.
Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet ap 13-15 mins..
Mine were small so they baked less long..
They should be soft and white when they come out..they firm up:)
 Yes they do:) and still just melt on your tongue:)
Let the cookies cool for a minute or two..then  spatula them onto cooling racks..
Thanks Sue~

 Ils sont très bons avec un verre de lait~

♥                                                                   ♥  

Mes 4 petits-fils:-)                                  


  1. These sound wonderful and look so pretty all balanced carefully in your teacup.

  2. Mmmmm...Mr. T loves peanut butter and chocolate...he would really love these. Shortbread cookies are so....perfect!

  3. These are so cute!! I love that you rolled out the dough, it avoids the hassle of trying to slice through those chocolate chips...and the tiny star shapes are great. Your photos are bathed in such beautiful light, it's hard to believe it's snowing!
    Thanks for your kind words :)

  4. Sue:-)
    I had to cookie cutter through the chips..but it was easy:-)
    Yours were perfect!
    Thanks again..I think you could sell these.
    I like them even better than the espresso ones..
    Try them Pam and Kate:-) you will see..

  5. You bake the most wonderful treats. Love the shooting star cutter. And I like the idea of the little mini stars......just a bite. '-)

  6. I was wondering how you got those to perch up there like that!
    I could fix a bowl of them like cereal and pour milk on, then eat with a spoon!!

  7. You have four little girls? :)
    I love that milk bottle!

  8. Oh my . . . those look fabulous! I love your presentation Monique! I adore peanut butter and I adore chocolate so I am thinking I may adore these! I'll let you know. I also adore that sweet milk jug and that tea cup . . . well, you just find the most darling things! You are a treasure! xoxoxo

  9. Your stars are adorable Monique. I just saw that Sue shared that you had made them on Facebook. Your presentation, as always, is outstanding.

    Happy weekend,

  10. I'm not on Facebook but thanks Sue)..My girls are on it so I do get to see..But I haven't joined..
    They are light as air that's why they have so much balance:)
    I think you would like these Marie..quite a lot..Bluebell and Buttercup would too:)
    Yes 4 grandsons..7,5,4,3.:)

  11. Me encantan son preciosas. Wonderful.

  12. I love your star shapes...they make the cookies special. It snowed here again today. There is so much on the ground...I'm looking forward to spring.

  13. And who says that stars can be only for Christmas, I love them all year around. For some reason they are perfect for summer-) Milk bottle is so cute-)

  14. I love shortbread, and can't wait to bake these cookies someday. I just pinned them to my board. By the way, you have very lovely Pinterest boards.

  15. Thanks!

    have a great week..
    I do like that Pinterest..I find if I only pinned pretty though I wouldn't learn:) Like Spic and Span:) And I tried organizing them alphabetically..but so time consuming at the computerI stopped..
    Maybe one day..
    It's fun to follow each other..we learn so much~

  16. Sweet M, I'm also up to my eyeballs in snow, so I'm glad you baked these wonderful cookies!

    I think I'll spread the love by baking some today, for the guys and, needless to say, for me :)

  17. These look highly addictive - I love their sweet star shape and the little mug too.

  18. Nana - I fell in love with these cookies last fall, they are so, so good!

  19. Oh I know I would love these...i love stars...your little cookies look like magical stars...
    Bisous xo

  20. Oh I know I would love these...i love stars...your little cookies look like magical stars...
    Bisous xo

  21. Ces petits gâteaux sont superbes et devaient être délicieux. Bisous

  22. I do love shortbreads...the dough freezes beautifully and you can mix all sorts of yummy things in the basic dough. Love that you've cut yours in star shapes, Monique. So adorably presented in that teacup!

  23. they look fantastique Monique and presented in such a delightful post..comme toujours.
    Tu as toujours de la neige? On a deja un pied dans le printemps, tres agreable:j'ai envie de planter, desherber, m'installer au soleil...l'hiver etait long!

  24. When I wish upon a star! How adorable these little shortbreads are and if you say they are good then I know they are :)

    Sue does have some wonderful recipes!

    These days I am wishing on a star for spring to come :)

  25. :) I know we have all that snow too..But as sure as the sun sets..Spring will come..and we can get our fingers in the earth and watch it all grow:)

  26. These shortbread cookies are so beautiful and sounds delicious. I love melt in your mouth type of cookies. :) And that shooting star cookie cutter is just adorable. Wish I have that in my collection.

  27. Those cookies must be quite addictive! I love peanut butter anything...

    Your milk bottle is so pretty and cute!



  28. Beautiful little stars! Such lovely photos:)
    Love the little stars in the teacups.
    Have a good weekend

  29. They are absolutely scrumptious.
    I bet you can't eat just one of them:) remember that commercial?

  30. J'adore ces gourmandises étoilées!