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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! ...MORE + LESS -

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

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  • 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

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

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

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