Yea, it’s finally time to unveil November’s Cookie of the Month! These Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars are so tasty that I can promise you that they won’t last long in your house.
What makes them even better is that they only require a few common ingredients that just about everyone should have on hand, and they are so quick and easy to make. How can you beat that?
Follow along, because at the end of this post I’m going to show you a way to jazz these cookies up a little. If you are like me and you are a peanut butter fanatic you won’t want to miss it.
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars
1 c. margarine, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
3 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, add margarine, sugar, and vanilla; beat with electric mixer until blended. Add flour, and beat until crumbly; fold in chocolate chips.
Spread dough onto an 12” x 8” ungreased cookie sheet; press down to about 1/4” thick.
Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until edges are light brown and center is set.
While still warm, make the bars by cutting into desired strips.
Makes about 1.5 dozen.
As for the jazzing up, I made a peanut butter glaze that I piped on top of half of the batch of bars after they cooled down a bit.
For the glaze, mix 1 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter, 1/8 tsp. of pure vanilla extract, and 1/4 c. powdered sugar together. Add a drop of milk, a little at a time, until you get the desired consistency you are looking for.
These cookies are great with or without the glaze, and I’m certain I will be adding them to my holiday cookie gift boxes this year.
If someone were to make you a box of cookies, what kind would you want them to be?
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Hi Eileen – I made a double batch of these scrumptious shortbread cookies and they were delicious! Of course I had to add extra chocolate chips because one must always enjoy their cookies to the full extent! My girlfriend took some home and I dropped off a plate for one of our neighbors who is always helping us out. Thanks for a great recipe. s
Sharon, I’m so glad you enjoyed them. I think they are my favorite chocolate chip cookie now (even though they are shortbreads). I like them that much!
Wowsers Eileen these are off the hook!!!
Tempting us again with your great recipe! I love the presentation….good for coffee with friends….or all alone :0
Have a great day friend!
The glaze just add’s to the beauty of these bars, YUM!
I think so too! Of course, I never turn down anything that has peanut butter on, or in it – lol…
Beautiful picture! I can’t wait to try this.
I would love go get some sort of chocolate mint cookie….but nothing beats a good chocolate chip cookie!
If you’re into mint chocolate then I would suggest using Ovation Mint Chocolate sticks/bites in place of chocolate chips – yum!
I will have to give them a try!