A recipe for a shortbread thumbprint cookie filled with dulce de leche and drizzled with melted chocolate. Tastes similar to a Twix candy bar with the caramel and chocolate.
Prep Time: 30minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Total Time: 50minutes
2 1/4cupsall purpose flour
1cupdulce de leche
Preheat oven to 325F
Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and salt until smooth. Slowly mix in the flour until the dough is an even consistency and comes away from the bowl.
Roll the cookies in 1 1/2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, or the cap from a Chapstick tube, press down in the centre of each ball to create an indentation.
Bake for about 20 minutes. The cookies should just start to brown along the bottom edges. Remove from the oven. If desired, repress the indentations (they rise a bit during baking).
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Spoon some dulce de leche in each thumbprint.
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave, using a double boiler, or a bowl resting on a pot of barely boiling water. Whisk in the butter until smooth. Using a knife or pastry bag, drizzle the chocolate on top of the cookies.