Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Now that Halloween is out of the way and we’re all sick of pumpkin everything (or are we?!), it’s time to embrace some Holiday favorites. These delicious salted caramel shortbread cookies are PERFECT for doing just that.I have a sweet tooth which those of you who follow me on Pinterest will already know. I don’t know about you guys but I LOVE salted caramel. Whether it’s chocolate, ice cream, coffee or baked goods – I just love the sharpness of the salt counteracting the sweetness of the caramel.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

 

I am not a fan of cooking or baking that requires endless washing up or tricky preparation. If it has more than 10 steps, I’m not interested! This is why I adore these cookies. They have just three, yes three ingredients and they are so quick and easy! They won’t win any awards for being the lowest calorie cookie out there but sometimes we deserve a treat. Everything in moderation, right?

I posted before about my Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies but here’s a recap so it’s all in one place.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Print Recipe
Delicious, three ingredient, shortbread cookies topped with salted caramel!
Servings Prep Time
12-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Print Recipe
Delicious, three ingredient, shortbread cookies topped with salted caramel!
Servings Prep Time
12-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-20 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Ingredients
Shortbread Cookies
Salted Caramel Topping
Instructions
Shortbread Cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Mix the butter and powdered sugar together until smooth and creamy
  4. Add the flour one cup at a time until a dough is formed (dumping it all in at once will make your life a lot more difficult!)
  5. Shape the dough into a large ball
  6. Dust your counter top with powdered sugar
  7. Roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick (If you want your cookies thicker remember to compensate your baking time!)
  8. Use a cookie cutter of your choice and carefully lift onto baking sheet (I recommend rounds on your first attempt as shapes tend to crumble!)
  9. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the cookies are golden around the edges
  10. Cool on a wire rack
    Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Salted Caramel Topping
  1. Combine caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan over a low heat
  2. Immediately top your cookies with caramel using a knife
  3. Sprinkle sea salt over caramel
    Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies
Recipe Notes

Additonally, you can melt semi-sweet dark chocolate chips and drizzle over the cookies for added flavor!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy salted caramel?

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31 Comments

  1. These look absolutely divine. I’m a big fan of salted caramel (unfortunately my diet is not – damn clothes getting smaller overnight!) – especially in things like cakes, or as a flavouring for coffees. Great recipe!

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