Christmas Baking Post-a-Thon Day 34: Caramel Shortbread Squares

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DAY 34: Caramel Shortbread Squares

Caramel Shortbread Squares
This looks so chewy and buttery chocolaty good! I’m picturing it even cut out with cookie cutters instead of squares.  Maybe a few holiday novelties sprinkled on top before the chocolate gets firmed on top. Then of course you’ll have the little bits that didn’t make it into the cut-out that are screaming your name leftover as you’re packaging a box up for family or friends, the mailman, the teachers at school, etc. 🙂

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2/3 c. butter, softened

1/4 c. white sugar

1-1/4 c. all purpose flour

1/2 c. butter

1/2 c. packed light brown sugar

2 Tb. light corn syrup

1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk

1-1/4 c. milk (or semi sweet) chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350*.

In medium bowl, mix together 2/3 c. butter, white sugar, and flour until crumbly.  Press into bottom of 9″ square baking pan (ungreased).  Bake 20 minutes.

In 2-qt. saucepan, put butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn’t scorch. Remove from heat and beat vigorously with wooden spoon for about 3 minutes.  Pour over baked crust. (crust can be warm or cool). Cool until caramel layer begins to firm.

Place chocolate in microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute; stir then continue to heat at 20 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is smooth. Pour over caramel layer; spread evenly.  Chill.  Cut into 36 small squares.


Butter:  $1/1 Challenge Dairy Butter printable$1/1 SunButter Product printable

White Sugar:$0.75/1 Dixie Granulated, Poly Light Brown, Dark Brown, Powdered, Redi-Measure Light Brown printable$0.45/1 Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Pure Cane Sugar Pouches printable

All-Purpose Flour$1/1 Hodgson Mill Flour or Cornmeal printable

Light Brown Sugar:  $0.75/1 Dixie Crystals Product printable$0.75/1 Imperial Sugar Product printable

Light Corn Syrup:  $0.40/1 Karo Syrup, exp. 12/24/14 (RP 11/10/13)

Sweetened Condensed Milk:  $0.65/2 Nestle La Leche Sweetened Condensed Milk or La Leche Fat-Free SCM printable,   $1/2 Borden Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk Target printable

Milk (or semi sweet) Chocolate Chips:  1/3 Hershey’s, Reese’s or Heath Baking Chips printable,  $0.50/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels printable,   $0.75/2 Nestle Toll House Morsels (Giant Eagle),   $1/1 Chatfield’s Product (Giant Eagle)

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