Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bites


  • Prep Time35 mins
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Makes36
Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bites
Chatelaine Triple Tested


  • 3 cups flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 4 Caramilk chocolate bars, broken into squares

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder


  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  • STIR flour with salt in a medium bowl.

  • BEAT butter with sugar in a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, until smooth, 1 min. Gradually stir in half of flour mixture, until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture, kneading with your hands, until dough forms a ball.

  • SCOOP dough and roll into 1-in. balls. Flatten into a round in the palm of your hand and place a square of Caramilk chocolate in centre of dough. Fold up sides and re-roll into a ball. Arrange on prepared sheets, 1 in. apart. Cookies will spread as they bake.

  • BAKE in top and bottom thirds of oven, switching sheets halfway through, until edges have set, 15 to 17 min. Leave on sheet for 5 min, then transfer cookies to a rack to cool completely. Dust cooled cookies with cocoa powder.

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