Looking at new recipes for Christmas cookies...

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by BettyR, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made these to try them out for my Christmas cookie collection and OMG they are sooooo good I just had to share.

    Edited to add: I almost forgot...I added 1 cup of chopped pecans to the caramel layer. I also made the shortbread layer in my food processor with cold butter instead of softening the butter. I think it makes a much more tender shortbread.

    Caramel Shortbread Squares
    recipe from allrecipes.com

    Ingredients
    · 2/3 cup butter, softened
    · 1/4 cup white sugar
    · 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    · 1/2 cup butter
    · 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    · 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    · 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
    · 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
    2. In a medium bowl, mix together 2/3-cup butter, white sugar, and flour until evenly crumbly. Press into a 9-inch square-baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
    3. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine 1/2-cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for about 3 minutes. Pour over baked crust (warm or cool). Cool until it begins to firm.
    4. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir and continue to heat and stir at 20-second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour chocolate over the caramel layer and spread evenly to cover completely. They need to sit overnight to set up properly.

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010
  2. Majestic Lane Poultry

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    They look yummy!
     
  3. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, they are beyond yummy and really easy to make.
     
  4. Lesa

    Lesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look delicious and really very special! They will definitely be on the cookie plate this year!
     
  5. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Lesa....

    They stay fresh tasting for at least a week just covered loosely on the counter.
     

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