Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

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.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy salted caramel?

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Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies

The thought of baking shortbread can be daunting but what if I said these cookies have just three ingredients? Yes, THREE!

Foolproof Shortbread Cookies

Next time your sweet tooth is tingling and there’s no sweet treats in your cupboard, fear not! Just three kitchen staples will culminate in the most delectable, buttery cookies. Perfect for accompanying your tea or coffee but are also adorable wrapped up in a neat little package and given as a gift.

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and in celebration of my upcoming national holiday, I’ve made use of my shamrock cookie cutter to make these larger than usual (who’s complaining?) cookies!

Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies
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Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Fool Proof Shortbread Cookies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-15 cookies 5 minutes
Cook Time
12-15 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  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
    Fool Proof Shortbread Cookie Method
Recipe Notes

 

Foolproof Shortbread Cookies

Looking for something for the kiddos? Then try these adorable Leprechaun Hats from The Cake Blog!

Are you baking something special this St. Patrick’s Day?

 

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