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Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookie- A MUST try!

Sunday, November 18, 2012



For me thanksgiving is all about the pie{not even a huge pie lover, besides pecan pie, but there is just something with the tradition of having lots of different pies for thanksgiving}...... so if I have a dessert or treat other than pie at thanksgiving it has to be REALLLLLY good for me to approve it! And I have found a couple that definitely classify in that category.

First Salted Caramel Shortbread cookies- you and your guest will be swooning over this dessert as my family and I have over the last couple of weeks..... It was so good, that  I made them a week later to share with my sister when I went to visit her in California {she's a cookie connoisseur and loved them too.} I have since made them one more time..... there are that good.

This is my new favorite cookie.

Salted Caramel Shortbread cookies

Cookie:
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour

Topping:
1 bag caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk
4 oz chocolate melts
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, beat butter on high speed until creamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla. On low speed, beat in flour until mixed. Note: dough might need a little additional flour. Dough will be soft, but should not be sticky.

2. Roll out the dough either between 2 sheets of wax paper of lightly flour the surface. (wax paper works great and makes for easy clean up!) You want your cookies about 1/4" thick. Cut with round cookie cutters.

3. Bake at 350 on an ungreased cookie sheet for 12-14 minutes. Cookies should barely be light golden.

4. In a medium microwavable bowl, Microwave caramels, milk and butter uncovered on high 2 minutes and 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Frost each cookie with 1 teaspoon. The first ones you frost the caramel on will spread a little so don't go all the way to the edge, unless you want the carmel to go over the sides.

5. Melt chocolate either in the microwave (50% power 1 minute and 30 seconds)
or in the oven: bake at 170 (or as low as your oven will go) put chocolate melts in a oven safe bowl and  in 8-10 minutes the chocolate should be perfectly melted. If there are any little clumps still left- take out and stir until completely melted. Drizzle chocolate over caramel and sprinkle with salt.
*** Note to drizzle chocolate take a ziplock bag and barely clip one corner . Fill with chocolate and you have an disposable piping bag!

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2 comments:

  1. i have too try, too ;D Yummi. Looks a littlebit like our german "Toffifee". Do you know Toffifee? I think i'm going to put some peanut butter in it...

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  2. These are the best cookies I have ever had- thank you!

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