Triple-Layer Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookie Squares

Triple-Layer Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread Cookie Squares


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These cookies have a shortbread crust, yummy caramel center, and a decedent dark chocolate top. They are super-easy to make and they take only 20 minutes to bake.

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  • 1 1/3 C. butter, softened (divided per recipe directions)
  • 1/2 C. white sugar
  • 2 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. butter
  • 1 C. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. light corn syrup
  • 1 C. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 1/2 C. dark chocolate chips

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together 1/3 C. butter, white sugar, and flour until evenly crumbly. Press into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. In a 2-qt. saucepan, combine 1 C. 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. Place dark 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. Chill. Cut into 1-inch squares.

Reviews (1)

  • I found what I thought was this recipe somewhere else and wanted to take it to my daughter's for Christmas but couldn't find my copy so I Googled it and it brought me here. I THOUGHT this was the same recipe but I was concerned when I made this because the shortbread layer looked too dry and "flour-y." I went ahead and followed the directions but unfortunately I was right! When I tried to cut these into one-inch squares, the shortbread layer disintegrated into a whitish, flour-like pile of crumbs leaving the top two layers alone! Without the shortbread layer to balance them out, the top two layers are sickening sweet by themselves. I am VERY disappointed! I checked the shortbread recipe referred to at the end of this recipe and it calls for a cup of butter with two cups of flour. I wish I'd checked it FIRST because this recipe called for only a third of a cup of butter for two and half cups of flour! I think there's a mistake in the shortbread layer and the recipe for that layer needs to be revamped! :-(

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