Caramel Shortbread Sticks

Caramel Shortbread Sticks
15
1 Review
Caramel and pecans flavor these rich, shortbread-like cookie sticks which can be individually wrapped and are perfect for gift giving.
20 min
Prep Time
2:15
Total Time
20 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup
powdered sugar
2 tablespoons
firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup
all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Topping

30
caramels, unwrapped
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/2 cups
chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine butter, powdered sugar and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Press dough evenly into 8-inch square baking pan lined with aluminum foil; prick with tines of fork every 1/2 inch. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Lift cookies from pan using aluminum foil. Immediately cut into 20 (approximately 4x1/2 inch) sticks. Cool completely.
  4. Place caramels and half & half in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, stirring twice, 1-2 minutes or until caramels are melted. Dip ends of shortbread sticks into melted caramel mixture; roll in pecans. Place onto waxed paper; let stand until set.

Recipe Tips

For gift giving, wrap each shortbread stick in clear plastic food wrap or cellophane gift bags; tie ends with decorative ribbon.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
15mg
Carbohydrates
20g
Protein
2g
Fat
8g
Sodium
120mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Dipping the shortbread in caramel is the trickiest part of this recipe. Reheat the caramel if it gets too thick. These are great for gifts and alternatives to the pecans can be used, such as almonds, oreo crumbs, chocolate sprinkles, etc.

Comment on this Recipe

Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.