This easy recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbread enriches your favorite shortbread cookie by adding layers of caramel and chocolate. It’s the perfect sweet snack or dessert when you want all the sweet flavors in one scrumptious square!
I’ve had this recipe for Millionaire’s Shortbread tucked away for a while, but I waited purposefully until Father’s Day to share it with you, because I wanted to use it to celebrate one of the best fathers I know. Shortbread is one of the Southern husband’s all time favorite cookies, so sharing this deluxe version in his honor seemed like the best Father’s Day post I could imagine.
I’ve loved so many of the precious moments I’ve watched him share with our daughter, but her wedding day last spring is in close competition to watching him hold her the day she was born. I mean, look at his face…
…and look at her face…
Those two. They are my heart, and their close, sweet, strong relationship is one of the great joys of my life. Nobody’s perfect, but he is as close as it comes when it comes to being a dad to this amazing daughter we are so blessed to have. He deserves millionaire’s shortbread every day of the year.
so, what is millionaire’s shortbread and how do I make it?
Regular shortbread is a super easy cookie made of just sugar, butter and flour. It’s sweet and crumbly and the perfect cookie to have with a cup of tea or a glass of lemonade, and here’s a great recipe from my friend Kristin at Dine & Dish (along with some words of wisdom about disconnecting from your phone – I love this post.)
Millionaire’s shortbread takes that traditional shortbread cookie base and adds a layer of caramel and then a layer of chocolate. It’s like a fancy Twix bar. After you bake up the shortbread, you make the caramel by cooking corn syrup, condensed milk, butter and salt on the stove until they melt and cook together into a creamy, dreamy caramel that you pour over the shortbread layer.
This easy recipe for Millionaire's Shortbread enriches your favorite shortbread cookie by adding layers of caramel and chocolate. It's the perfect sweet snack! The chocolate layer is as simple as melting semisweet chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler until it is liquid, and then pouring the melted chocolate over the caramel layer. Pop it all in the fridge for at least an hour so it hardens up (this is the hardest part! the waiting!).
Now take it out and cut it into squares. I like to cut little squares because these babies are RICH (hahahaha!) but you be you when it comes to cutting up your millionaire’s shortbread.
And now that you know how easy it is, go make a batch for that father/son/mother/daughter/friend/amazing person in your life.