Thursday, December 27, 2012

RECIPE: Salted Caramel Shortbread Bites

(recipe via She Knows)

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup ground shortbread cookie crumbs
1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
6 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1 - 2 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a bowl of an electric mixer add room temperature butter and white sugar. Mix until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add in shortbread cookie crumbs and flour. Mix until dough is formed. This will take about 3-4 minutes.

Press into parchment lined 8 x 8 glass dish and bake for 25 minutes.

While crust is cooling start making caramel.

In a skillet add dark brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and corn syrup.

Cook over medium until mixture starts to bubble — add in sea salt.

Using a candy thermometer cook without stirring for 8-10 minutes until temperature has reached 240 degrees F.

Pour over shortbread crust and sprinkle with a little extra sea salt. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

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