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Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

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Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 36
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Turn buttery shortbread into something extra special by simply topping with caramel, chocolate and a sprinkle of salt. It's a winning combination!
Nov 27, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) all-purpose flour

  • 60 caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) milk
  • 4 oz (125 g) semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) coarse (kosher or sea) salt

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups butter with electric mixer on high speed until creamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour until blended.
  • 2
    Divide dough in half. Between 2 sheets of waxed paper, roll 1 portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts about 2 inches apart. Repeat with second portion of dough.
  • 3
    Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set and just barely light golden (do not overbake). Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely.
  • 4
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and milk uncovered on High 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Frost each cookie with about 1 rounded teaspoon caramel mixture.
  • 5
    In small microwavable bowl, melt chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Drizzle chocolate over caramel on each cookie. Sprinkle generously with salt. Let stand until set.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Success: For a quick and easy way to drizzle the chocolate, spoon melted chocolate into a small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut off a tiny corner of the bag and squeeze bag to drizzle the chocolate evenly over cookies.

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 24g Total Carbs, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36 Cookies
Calories
190
Total Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
6g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
Sodium
150mg
Total Carbs
24g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
11g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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