Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

I’ve made quite a few iced caramel macchiatos with the caramel that I made earlier this week. So good! But I did reserve some of the caramel for these sandwich cookies. These salted caramel shortbread cookies are a new creation that I’d never tried before, I love the way they turned out! The caramel in these cookies gives the crispy shortbread a delicious flaky texture. You can find my easy homemade caramel recipe here.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Needed:                                   makes 16-20 sandwich cookies

  • 2 sticks butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • caramel
  • coarse salt

In a bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, flour, baking powder, and vanilla. Stir until well blended. Chill the dough so that it’s easier to work with.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Cut out circles in the cookie dough. Use a smaller circle cutter to cut the centers out of half of your dough circles (I used 1″ and 3″ circle cutters).

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Transfer your dough cutouts onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 325° for about 10-12 minutes (or until lightly browned). Remove cookies from pan and let cool completely.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

Place a small spoonful of caramel onto the bottom of one of the solid cookies and top with a circle cut-out cookie on top. Add more caramel if the top and bottom cookie don’t seal together, use less if caramel oozes out the sides. Sprinkle coarse salt over the caramel.

Salted Caramel Shortbread Cookies

The caramel should set up a bit more after cookies are assembled.

These go perfectly with coffee or tea!

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