Okay before you get any ideas, no we did not come into some big sum of money. I mean really if we did, do you think the first thing I would do is buy really pricey shortbread? Yeah I probably would, never mind.
So that should be our New Years mantra, "if we hit it big, buy cookies!" Sounds do able.
Well this time, at least, I am not talking about that. I am talking about the shortbread I made, that for some reason is the shortbread of millionaires. Wonder if Donald Trump eats the stuff, that would be weird. But whatever, he is richer than me so he can eat it if he wants to. As long as he shares.
|When you open this, the stuff is kind of runny, and it looks gross. It tasted great when I was done with it, but to start, yuck!|
So this recipe was one of two shortbread recipes I made in one night, as the other one failed on a level so badly that I cannot even really talk about it yet, you get to see this one.
I went to a baking show a while ago, you may remember the day, the day poor Hubby was in the car accident. Just before I got the call I was sorting through the bag I got with all the coupons and recipes. This was the one I knew I wanted to make.
|See this? How is that going to be cookies, it's just to hard to look at.|
|And see it came together, but still I didn't trust it.|
|Okay it baked fine, but I was still skeptical.|
|This is after it was cooked for about 5 minutes, it really did thicken up.|
By Eagle Brand
-1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 cup icing sugar
-3/4 cups softened butter
-1 can dulce de leche sweetened condensed milk
-1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
|And that just looks gross.|
|And not much better, sigh.|
|Okay at this point I knew it would be okay, but there was chocolate all over, I love chocolate.|
So then you bake that at 350 for like 20 minutes, but it was hard to tell when it was done, so I may have done it a little too long. Either way. You have to let it cool before you carry on to the next step. Then you take the can of milk and pour it into a sauce pan and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, this will thicken it up. You have to stir it the whole time or it will burn. I found it burnt a bit just from the time it took me to take it from the stove to the table to use. So keep string Once its done, spread it over the cooled cookie base. Now I put it in the fridge to set up as I knew it would be easier for me. I then microwaved the chocolate chips and spread them over the fully cooled pan of stuff. Then I let it set over night.
|It's hard to see with my amazing photography skills, but there are three layers, and they are all yummy!|