This is the easiest version of a Millionaire's Shortbread Cookie Recipe you'll ever make. Mini shortbread cookie cups are topped with a swirl of soft Dulce de Leche caramel, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and a sprinkling of toffee bits.
What are millionaire's shortbread cookies?
Millionaire's shortbread cookies have layers of shortbread cookies topped with chewy caramel and dark chocolate. They are typically made in a 9x13-inch pan.
I thought it would be fun to change up this recipe and to make it easier to make. With the popularity of our chocolate caramel cookie cups (stuffed with Snicker's Bars), I decided to turn them into cookie cups.
To make these easy millionaire's shortbread cookies, you'll start by baking 3-ingredient shortbread cookies in mini muffin pans.
Then, each cookie is topped with a swirl of soft Dulce de Leche caramel. If you aren't familiar with Dulce de Leche, it's caramelized sweetened condensed milk. It's available in cans or jars and has a wonderfully rich caramel flavor.
It holds its shape perfectly and makes a pretty swirl on top of these cookies.
Dulce de Leche is soft instead of chewy so these cookies do have a different texture than traditional millionaire shortbread bars. I personally love the contrast of a crisp cookie with soft caramel. It's really amazing. Plus it makes creating these cookies super easy and they look pretty too.
Caramel shortbread cookie toppings:
Each cookie is then drizzled with chocolate sauce. I used homemade chocolate ganache but any store-bought hot fudge or chocolate sauce will work fine.
To enhance the caramel flavor and to add some bling to the top of each cookie, I sprinkled on some toffee bits. I love the added crunch and the rich buttery flavor.