Chocolate-Peanut Butter Shortbread Bites


This chocolate and peanut butter shortbread cookie recipe is drizzled with even more chocolate and peanut butter.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Shortbread Bites
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
32 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • cup butter, cut up

  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • ½ cup peanut butter-flavor pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a food processor combine flour, sugar, and cocoa powder. Cover and process with on/off pulses until well mixed. Add butter and peanut butter. Cover and process with on/off pulses until mixture starts to cling. Transfer to a large bowl. Form mixture into a ball and knead until smooth.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough until 1/2 inch thick. Using 1- to 2-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased large cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until centers are set. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over waxed paper; cool.

  4. In a small microwave-safe bowl microwave chocolate pieces and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the shortening on 50 percent power (medium) about 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. In another small microwave-safe bowl microwave peanut butter pieces and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons shortening on 50 percent power (medium) about 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Spread half of the cookies with melted peanut butter mixture and the other half with melted chocolate mixture. Drizzle cookies with the mixture that is opposite of the spread.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Folate, total 12.9mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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