Fudge-stripe cookies are popular among small elves. Here, classic shortbread pairs up with peanut butter for a yummy treat.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary test

prep:
40 mins
chill:
30 mins
bake:
18 mins
total:
1 hr 28 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl beat butter and peanut butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar, granulated sugar, cornstarch, vanilla, and salt, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough into four portions. Cover and chill 30 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch doughnut cutter, cut out dough. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Reroll scraps as needed.

  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove; cool completely on a wire rack. In a small saucepan melt together the chocolate and shortening over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth.

  • Dip bottoms of cooled cookies halfway in melted chocolate. Place on sheets of parchment paper. Drizzle tops with chocolate. Let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

120 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 10mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 13g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 6g; protein 2g; vitamin a 118.3IU; thiamin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.9mg; folate 15.9mcg; sodium 71mg; potassium 50mg; calcium 7mg; iron 0.5mg.
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