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[The Cookie Elf] Millionaire Shortbread Recipe: Amazing Bar Cookie That Doesn’t Break the Bank
October 06, 2020
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Cookie Recipe of the Week: Millionaire Shortbread Recipe - Amazing Bar Cookie That Doesn’t Break the Bank

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Millionaire Shortbread Recipe: the jury is out as to how these delectables got their name, but one thing is certain. They are luxuriously R-I-C-H.

The bars have been traced to a Caramel Shortbread recipe in a 1970 issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, then dubbed “Millionaire’s Shortbread” in Scotland in 1990.

You can find dozens of variations for this amazing bar cookie also posing as Caramel Shortcake, Caramel Slices, Caramel Squares, Millionaires’ Slices …

The cookies double as a layer bar with a shortbread base (using the traditional ingredient ratio of one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts white flour), followed by a soft caramel filling and a milk chocolate topping. Three different textures – crunchy base, smooth center, and crisp top – are not just unique. They’re awesome.

The version here is easy and simple. And you can afford to make them, whether or not you're a millionaire.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 18-20 minutes
Set time: 30 minutesMakes about 3-4 dozen

Get the full recipe for Millionaire Shortbread Recipe – and be sure to check out more easy shortbread recipes on our Shortbread Pinterest board.

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