Caramel Pecan Shortbread Recipe

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Caramel Pecan Shortbread
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  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • filling:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • icing:
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • pecan halves


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into 2-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 325° for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. For filling, combine caramels and milk in a large saucepan. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until caramels are melted and smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, sugar and pecans. Cool for 5 minutes. Spread 1 teaspoon over each cookie.
  5. For icing, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and milk; stir until smooth. Stir in the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Spread 1 teaspoon icing on each cookie; top each with a pecan half. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 394.94 Kcal (1654 kJ)
Calories from fat 135.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.01g 23%
Cholesterol 23.26mg 8%
Sodium 62.06mg 3%
Potassium 81.45mg 2%
Total Carbs 60.88g 20%
Sugars 25.64g 103%
Dietary Fiber 0.72g 3%
Protein 4.59g 9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 42.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 347.15 Kcal (1453 kJ)
Calories from fat 118.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.19g 23%
Cholesterol 20.44mg 8%
Sodium 54.55mg 3%
Potassium 71.59mg 2%
Total Carbs 53.51g 20%
Sugars 22.54g 103%
Dietary Fiber 0.64g 3%
Protein 4.04g 9%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 37.6mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9
  • 11

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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