Peanut Brittle Shortbread Cookies (Virginia)

Virginia is well-known for its peanut production. The crunch from these peanut brittle cookies can’t be beat and they’re a great way to use up leftover brittle from the holidays!

Check out all our United States of Cookies recipes here. Recipe courtesy of Meaghan from Cook Craft Love.

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Servings 9 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 - 15 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Submitted By Meaghan from Cook Craft Love
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Servings 9 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 - 15 minutes
Passive Time 5 minutes
Submitted By Meaghan from Cook Craft Love
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Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add in vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add in flour and powdered sugar and mix on low to medium speed until dough forms a ball. Fold in peanut brittle bits.
  3. Using a 2 oz cookie scoop scoop dough onto a lined baking tray and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Make an indentation in the center of the cookie with your thumb, creating a 1" circle.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a flat surface to cool completely. Once cook, spoon about 1 Tbs of caramel sauce into the center well of each cookie. Top with crushed peanuts if desired.
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4 thoughts on “Peanut Brittle Shortbread Cookies (Virginia)

    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Juli,
      You can use store-bought caramel sauce, or you can make your own at home if you prefer it to be a bit thicker.

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  1. Isabell

    The taste of the cookie is great! However, the texture was very off. It was powdery and dry to the point of disintegrating right in your hand. Help! Where did I go wrong?

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Isabell,
      As long as you did not make any ingredient substitutions (margarine for butter for example) the cookies may have been too crumbly due to over-baking which will cause the cookies to be too dry as will adding too much flour. Making the cookies smaller and chilling them before baking may also help.

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