Tuesday, March 17, 2009

pb and dark choco shortbread

Kim's Kantan Cooking has done it again: Got me drooling over something she made - and so I made it, too (original recipe here)! I read her post this morning (I think) and I couldn't get it off my mind. All the ingredients were pantry staples I have anyway, and then I just added some 60% cacao chips (bittersweet) I got from Costco a few weeks ago. Talk about a match made in tastebud heaven! Even hubby, who's not a huge peanut butter fan, raved about them and went back for more. I'm gonna have to send them to work with him tomorrow or I'll eat ALL of 'em. Oh wait, I've got a neighbor friend coming over in the morning so I'll share some with her. (I have to think of ways to divvy these puppies out or breastfeeding or not, I might not fit in my trousers anymore.) With just peanut butter, sugar, flour, and butter, you'd think they might be a bit mundane, but NO. Try 'em and see.

I'd never made shortbread before, and this is actually one of the easiest desserts I've ever put together. We're going to lunch at our friends' home on Friday and I think I just might have to make some more...

UPDATE: Forgot to tell y'all that I only use PB without sugar in it (organic creamy with a little salt) - I think the saltiness really added to this. And I used butter with salt (not without). Also, I used about 1/3 c. sugar instead of 1/2 c. because I was adding chocolate. That's it!

12 comments:

Fuji Mama said...

Oh my goodness gracious yummy! You are evil, evil I tell you! It's 9:38 a.m. and you've got me thinking about peanut buttery chocolatey goodness...drool!

Joie de vivre said...

Those huge chocolate chips make it even more appealing!

Lo said...

Oooh. Love the new look. So easy to read!!

Also am a sucker for shortbread. So, this is calling my name. all melty-in-your-mouthy. mmm.

duodishes.com said...

WHAT!!! It's like a thick, shortbread, cookie cake!!!!! YUM!

Reeni♥ said...

That's the yummiest shortbread I've ever seen!!

K and S said...

yummy!

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Fuji Mama - I so enjoy being bad! :)

Joie - The choco chips just DID it for me - I've always loves Reese's cups - the combo of PB and choco makes me happy.

Lo - My goodness - the way you're seeing my blog is the way it's supposed to be - it's been really frustrating for me since I bought mamatouille.com - the blogspot version seems to have trouble sending it to the new .com version and it ends up with a big blue screen and the letters are hard to read. Sorry about that - haven't figured out how to fix it yet. If you have a blog aggregator (like Google Reader) and if you add my blog to it, then you should be able to read it just fine in there. I don't even know how to start fixing this problem! It happens when I look at it sometimes, too - very annoying. These shortbreadies were definitely melty in your mouthy!

Duodishes - It was kinda a combo of cake and cookie - very yummers.

Reeni - It was so darn good I have to make it again soon! I'm also partial to a raspberry shortbread cookie that Walkers makes!

K and S - Yummy-katta yo! :)

Kim said...

The chips!!! YUM! They look great! I love the pics you take of food!!!

Ivy said...

It looks stunning and just a few ingredients used as you say staple in the pantry.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Kim - thanks! I usually take a million photos and then one or two actually turn out. :) Thanks for the encouragement! :)

Ivy - yes, I'm going to make it again tomorrow to take to a friend's home the next day - and I don't even have to go to the store for the ingredients! Yea!

Maggie said...

How pretty the chocolate chips look on top, like polka dots! I love how easy shortbread is.

Abigail (aka Mamatouille) said...

Maggie - thanks! I just made this again for the 2nd time in a week (to take to a friend's home) and it was raved about again! You're right - it's SO easy!