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  • 1 C. Butter_unsalted and at room temperature
  • ½ C. Sugar
  • 1 teas. Vanilla
  • ½ teas. Salt
  • 1 ¾ C. Flour


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°

Step 2

Beat butter till creamy. Beat in sugar and vanilla, gradually; continue beating 2 minutes

Step 3

In separate bowl, use fork to stir salt into the flour

Step 4

Using a wooden spoon, beat flour into butter mixture

Step 5

Grease a glass baking dish

Step 6

Turn dough into dish and press evenly with floured fingers

Step 7

Using a fork, prick the dough at ½” intervals

Step 8

Cook on middle rack for approximately 55 minutes or till top is golden

Step 9

Remove to rack and prick again

Step 10

Cut while warm, but COOL in pan

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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