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Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Turn buttery shortbread into something extra special by simply topping with caramel, chocolate and a sprinkle of salt. It's a winning combination!

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 45 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Cookies

1 1/2
cups unsalted butter, softened
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Topping

1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons milk
4
oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1
tablespoon butter
1
teaspoons coarse (kosher or sea) salt

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Directions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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