Sunday 16 December 2012

meet.make.salted caramel shortbread.

One of our new recipes for our annual baking weekend this year was inspired by this recipe for salted caramel shortbread. We were all really excited to try this out, because who doesn't love the combo of caramel and sea salt? 

As there was 7 of us, we decided to make 4 times what this recipe calls for..... that is a lot of cookies. 

After the shortbread was made, we had the fun task of opening a LOT of individually wrapped caramel candies to melt. Good thing there were seven pairs of hands! 

Once melted, the caramel was poured onto the shortbread cookies. Make sure you don't put too much, because it will spread quickly. (See below)

After we finished with the caramel, we got started on the chocolate drizzle. We weren't sure of the best technique to go about this, so we experimented with an array of utensils. Before we perfected the swift drizzle using the back of a spoon, some cookies received a globby mess. (Again, see below.)

Last but not least, we sprinkled on the sea salt. The majority of these did end up turning out really well, and even though some weren't "pretty" they all tasted delicious! 

The one big thing with these cookies is that they do not transport very well. Whatever you do, do not layer them on top of each other or they will all meld together in a giant mess. Even when frozen, the caramel stays quite sticky.

We definitely suggest trying these cookies, we know they will be a big hit at your ladies Christmas get-together! 


  1. Get out!! These look delicious. I'm a little obsessed with salted caramels so these are right up my alley. And the chocolate drizzle looks pretty!!

  2. Yum! These look good! I think it's so cool that you do a whole girls weekend filled with cookies. I think I'd need to buy bigger pants when I came back haha

  3. salted caramel is the best! I can't believe you made soo many cookies!

  4. These look like heaven!! I love caramel. Yummy!

    Those 'fail' cookies still look yummy to me too! ;)

  5. Oh, they look sooo good! Thanks for posting your recipe and great blog you have here too. I'm in Victoria BC as well, happy holidays!

  6. Yummy, I love anything salted! Thanks for sharing!

  7. yummy! I love using a squeeze bottle for drizzling chocolate, but seriously those cookies have me drooling!

  8. These are so pretty and BTW i love your glasses!

    Loved seeing this at the special link party supporting Sandy Hook last week. Hope you'll come to The Humble Brag link party today to see some features from last week and link up some more cool projects. We also give away free ad space every week! Happy Friday!


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