Saturday, December 13, 2008

Caramel Macchiatto Shortbread Bars

This is an easy, yummy, shortbread bar. Anybody who frequents a well known coffee emporium and orders up a tall one by the same name.... you will enjoy this one.....

Caramel Macchiatto Shortbread Bars

2 tsp. instant coffee granules
1 tsp. hot water
1 1/2 cups soft butter
3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups chopped chocolate covered crisp toffee bars ( I used Skor bars : 4 = 1 cup and it's plenty)

Dissolve coffee in hot water. Beat butter, coffee and sugar until fluffy. Stir together flour and candy. Mix into butter mixture 1/2 cup at a time until combined. Press dough into 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes or til golden. Remove from oven. Cut into bars using a sharp knife. Cool in pan on rack. Makes about 40 cookies.

Note:: it takes a bit of mixing to get all the flour incorporated.. I just take my time with my wooden spoon and it comes together.


Susan said...

another yummy sounding recipe ... if I lived near you Vee I'm afraid I'd gain weight for sure. Your photos are all beautiful. Love from the gang here at 29 Black Street.

Guzzisue said...

going to have a good wander through your recipes :-)

Sandra Evertson said...

MMMMmmmmm, Thank You for this fabulous recipe! I'm off to give it a try!
Season's Greetings!
Sandra Evertson

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I am just totally enjoying browsing your delightful blog -- what wonderful recipes -- I can't wait to try them! Have a Most Merrie Christmastide!

Megan said...

Yum, I would love to have a few of these with a tall latte! I love your plate that they are on too!