Marbled Peanut Butter Shortbread

Shortbread recipes with a twist - 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Shortbread recipes with a twist - 150

Two-tone cookies add interesting colour contrast to the cookie plate.

  • Portion size 25 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup peanut pieces
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 oz 70% bittersweet chocolate melted

Method

In food processor, finely grind together nuts, granulated sugar and salt just until starting to clump. Set aside.

In bowl and using wooden spoon, cream butter with brown sugar until light; stir in vanilla and peanut mixture. In separate bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, rice flour and baking powder; stir into butter mixture just until combined. Remove one-third of the dough to small bowl; stir in chocolate just until combined.

Alternating colours to create marble pattern, press dough into parchment paper–lined 8- or 9-inch (2 or 2.5 L) square metal cake pan. Score into 25 squares. Using fork, prick once or twice per square.

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until lightly browned and tester comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes. Using sharp knife and leaving in pan, cut through score lines. Let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 54 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 166.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 64 mg
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 16 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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