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Shortbread Squares

I received this recipe a long time ago.  It was served at some function that I did not attend and everyone raved over it.  So of course I wanted to try the big question is why did it take me so long??  I pulled it out yesterday when my husband told me he needed some dessert but did not know what he wanted.  (He had fed the kids and cleaned the kitchen up before I got home. So I could not resist.)  It was very tasty!! It is a combination of  shortbread with a chewy caramel filling and topped off with cream cheese frosting.

Shortbread Squares
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch

It will be crumbly.
Pat into a cookie sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Until it is firm but not brown. (I cooked it 12 minutes.)
Beat together:
4 eggs
4 Tablespoons flour
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts ( I used slivered almonds)*Optional
7 oz. flaked coconut
Pour over shortbread layer.  Bake 25 minutes at 300 degrees.
Let cool and frost.
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

My husband ate one for breakfast the next morning along with his banana....I think they were even better the next day!!

Check out other great recipes at Tuesdays at the Table and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


  1. this looks wonderful -- can you make it without the nuts?

  2. Snowhite: I think it would be just as good without the nuts!!

  3. These look so YUMMY!!!! and your welcome anytime for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you just being dessert.
    Come by and visit so you can enter my GREAT!!! giveaway for a waffle maker.

  4. THANKS!!! for entering my giveaway.

  5. Oh my goodness, those look so yummy! Thanks for linking your post to TMTT.


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