A chopping board with chocolate peanut butter shortbread sandwiches on top and a glass of milk

Chocolate peanut butter shortbread sandwiches

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus 1 hr chilling

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Makes about 16

If you love peanut butter, what could be better than peanut buttercream slathered between two chocolate shortbread biscuits? Sure to go down a treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • shortbread dough only
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per shortbread sandwich

  • kcal363
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

    For the shortbread

    • 150g golden icing sugar
    • 225g butter, at room temperature
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    • 300g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting
    • 55g cocoa powder, sifted

    For the peanut buttercream

    • 300g golden icing sugar
    • 50g butter, at room temperature
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    • 100g smooth peanut butter

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    • 2-3 tbsp milk

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    Method

    1. Put everything for the shortbread in a food processor with a pinch of salt and pulse until the mixture comes together to form a dough. If it won’t come together, take it out of the processor and bring it together with your hands. Tip onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a log about 5cm in diameter. Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hr.

    2. Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 2. Line two large baking sheets with baking parchment. Cut the log into about 32 rounds 6mm thick and line them up on the sheets. Bake for 22-25 mins. Leave to cool a little, then carefully remove and put on a wire rack to cool completely.

    3. To make the buttercream, blitz all the ingredients in a food mixer or beat with an electric whisk, adding enough of the milk to make a soft mixture. Sandwich the shortbread together with the buttercream.

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