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.
Let's make some Millionaire's Shortbread Cookie Cups!
If you love these caramel cookies, you might also enjoy our Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars or our Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Bars.
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- chocolate chip cookie cake - January 2, 2023
- salted caramel chocolate chip cookie bars - November 18, 2022
Love the concept. Will add to my repertoire.