I’m working five days this week and it. is. killing. me! I feel like such a wuss saying that (especially being married to a resident physician) but I can’t help it. Plus, this ‘ol blog is a full-time job itself so I feel like I’ve been running around like a mad woman to get things accomplished. I can’t complain TOO much because the reason for working five days a week is that my boss is awesome-sauce and is letting me work extra days now so I can have some days off in the upcoming weeks. Work hard now, play hard later. This also means that I don’t have my extra day off to Christmas shop, bake, and soak up the precious daylight for food photos (wahh!) and consequently have had to come home during my lunch hour just to take pictures. Life of a food blogger, eh?
I did just that for these little gems. I’ve teamed up with Kraft today to bring you another treat for your Christmas cookie tray – chocolate dipped (and salted!) peanut butter toffee shortbread. I’ve never tried Planter’s Peanut Butter before, but I just might be a convert now from my beloved Skippy. They even have a Natural version for my morning oatmeal.
These tasty shortbread cookies will make the perfect addition to your cookie tray. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is a no-brainer, and the idea to throw in some toffee was last-minute but a great one, none-the-less. Not only was the flavor of toffee a great pairing with the peanut butter/chocolate combo, but I liked the crunchiness it added to the shortbread.
Of course, the sea salt finish on the chocolate is optional, but (as I’m sure you are well aware of by now) I can’t pass up a sweet and salty treat. Plus, I think it makes them prettier. Another great thing about shortbread is that the dough can be made anytime and then refrigerated until you’re ready to bake. This makes them great to make around this busy time of year!
From shopping for gifts to planning family dinners, it’s hard to keep up with all your holiday to-do’s. This year, Kraft is helping out with great weeknight meals and entertaining ideas to make the season a little bit easier. Plus, Kraft is offering up to $20 in coupons, redeemable exclusively at Target, to make food shopping easier and to help you have a happy holiday season.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.