millionaire shortbread

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Jan W
Apollo, PA

I found this recipe in the latest issue of AARP magazine...looks really good and is not at all difficult to make... The photo is not mine, it's from the magazine...

★★★★★ 2
serves 36-40 cookies
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For millionaire shortbread

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 c
    light brown sugar, packed, divided
  • 1 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 2 c
    cold unsalted butter, divided
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    vanilla, divided
  • 1/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 14 oz. can
    sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 lb
    high quality milk chocolate

How To Make millionaire shortbread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325°F. Butter sides & bottom of 13" x 9" pan, place layer of parchment in pan, allowing it to extend several inches over each end of pan; butter the parchment paper on bottom portion of pan.
  • 2
    TO MAKE SHORTBREAD: Measure flour, 1/2 c. brown sugar & 1/2 tsp. salt in food processor; pulse until well-mixed.
  • 3
    Add 1 cup of butter, cut in chunks; pulse until roughly mixed.
  • 4
    Sprinkle in 1/2 tsp. vanilla & process until it forms a ball of dough. Remove dough & press evenly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 35-40 min., turning pan around halfway through to brown evenly. Let cool on wire rack.
  • 5
    TO MAKE CARAMEL: Melt remaining 1 cup of butter over low heat; stir in remaining brown sugar, corn syrup and can of milk. Increase heat to medium-low; bring to boil, stirring constantly, for 4 min. Remove from heat, stir in remaining salt and vanilla. Pour evenly over cooled crust. Let cool.
  • 6
    Melt chocolate (use double boiler or microwave) and pour evenly over the caramel layer. Cool completely and then, using parchment paper, remove from pan and cut into squares.

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