This sweet and salty combination is a new twist on the classic shortbread thumbprint.
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2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream
Combine 2/3 cup butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add flour; beat at low speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Make indentation in center of each cookie with thumb or end of wooden spoon handle. (Edges may crack slightly). Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely.
Combine 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in whipping cream. Cool caramel mixture about 15 minutes.
Spoon about 1/2 teaspoon caramel mixture into center of each cooled cookie. Let caramel set about 5 minutes. Sprinkle tops of each cookie lightly with sea salt.
Salt comes in many varieties. Coarse or flaky sea salt works best for this cookie.
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Fairly easy to make but recipe doesn't make 4 dozen like it says unless you make them really tiny. More like 3 dozen. Also didn't end up with the indentation being very deep so would probably add a little baking soda to make them puff up more so the indentation is deeper. Caramel is very easy to make and delicious.
Perfect! The cookie doesn't need to be very sweet because the caramel adds them plenty of sweetness. These are definitely on my Christmas baking list.
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