Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation Instructions

  • 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.

Optional Peanut Butter Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • milk to desired consistency

Preparation Instructions

Mix together peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Add drops of milk, mixing until you achieve desired consistency. Pipe glaze on cooled bars.

*www.thejoyofcaking.wordpress.com

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