Saturday, July 20, 2013

Shortbread Cookie Tart with Caramel Bits for the Summer Picnic Party

I love blog parties, I always get to meet new blogs with great content and most of the time I end up making new bloggy friends.

I was invited by Haniela and Beth for a Summer Picnic Party along with other talented bloggers, so I decided to bring one of my favorite Picnic-take a long friendly treats- Shortbread Cookies.

Shortbread cookies are classic and super easy to make and transport. Consisting of three basic ingredients, which are commonly used in pretty much every household (flour, sugar, and butter) this cookies are ready to make in no time.
For the record, I called mine shortbread cookie tart because I bake them in a tart pan, which to me, make them look super cute and fancy. But this same recipe can be double and make in a regular cookie sheet and cut in squares or any shape you want.

  • Shortbread Cookie Tart with Caramel Bits

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
    10 Caramel Candies cut in small pieces 

    .Start preheating oven to 300 degrees. 
    .Butter a 10" round tart pan with a detachable bottom and set aside.
    .Sift together flour and salt into a bowl and set aside.
    .Beat butter on medium speed until pale and fluffy, scraping down sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. 
    .Add sugar gradually, beating between additions and continue to beat for around 2 minutes. 
    .Reduce speed to low, and add the flour.
    .Beat until just combined.
    .Press dough evenly into the tart pan and refrigerate until firm, about 15 min.
    .When the dough is firm, which will take around 15 minutes, get it out of the refrigerator and cut it in eighth lengthwise pieces.  ( you can always make the pieces smaller)
    .Take the caramel candy pieces and push them down into each piece of dough.
    .Using a fork, evenly pierce all over the dough.

    .Bake for 45 minutes, until shortbread is firm in center and light golden brown. Transfer the tart pan to a wire rack and  recut rectangles right away with a paring knife.
    .Let shortbread cookie tart cool completely in pan.
    .To remove shortbread cookie from tart pan, just place your hand under the tart pan and slowly push your hand upward lifting the pan bottom away from the sides of the pan.

    Place the "slice" of cookies on a container and go have fun at your picnic!!


My bloggy friends couldn't be any more talented, just click on the pictures and you will be directed to their blogs for more amazing and yummy ideas for a fun picnic.




The Marshmallow StudioBuzzy Bee Pop Tutorial
Sam’s KitchenElderflower Cordial
Lila LoaSandwich Picnic Cookies
Pink Little Cake -Shortbread Cookie Tart with Caramel Bits
Hungry HappeningsKetchup and Mustard Push up Pops
The PartiologistAnt on a Log
Kitchen Fun with My 3 SonsPicnic Blanket Treats
The Baked EquationLemon Cookie Cake
The Decorated CookieCookies on the String
Not Your Momma’s CookieAnt Attack Cupcakes
Creative Fun Food - Picnic Blanket Sandwich
Pint Sized BakerPicnic Cupcakes to Go
Roxana’s Home BakingApricot Orange Kugelhopf
Created by DianeLuau Pasta Salad
Munchkin MunchiesCheckerboard Tablecloth Picnic Cookies
Sugar SwingsDeviled Egg Mini Cakes
Trilogy EdiblesChocolate Mousse
Sugarkissed.netWatermelon Cupcakes
Haniela’sRoasted Chicken Green Bean Salad Sandwiches

PS: Thank you so much to  Haniela and Beth for putting together this Picnic Party and their hard efforts working on the collage and logistics of all post and giveaway.

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The Travel Realm said...

Wow--looks so yummy!

Anonymous said...

YUM! This looks awesome Kathia - the tart pan makes it look so fancy :)

Sue said...

These sound delicious and so easy to take on a picnic!

Beth @HungryHappenings said...

You had me at caramel. Love it in anything! Thanks for joining us for the blog picnic party.

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

Diane Schmidt said...

I can almost smell the yummy caramel....this looks great and perfect for the picnic :)

The Partiologist said...

I haven't made shortbread in so long - I must get with it! This recipe sounds (and looks) delicious! I love the photo of the little hands having a piece!

Sugar Swings said...

Love this for the party! I have a shortbread pin board so of course pinning!!

Unknown said...

Yum, I really like shortbread in fact I have made in into a tart before. This would be great for Fall festivities, too.

Anonymous said...

This is THE PERFECT picnic recipe! Delicious and uncomplicated!!

Hazel said...

Wow! Kathia these look so good... I want one (read all) now!!

I thought I would swing by and let you know of the new things that are going on in our group (maybe you already know all of them, so I apologise if this is repetitive, I just want to make sure I include everyone!)

We have a few new, very exciting things coming up in the next few weeks. Starting on August first, it will be the groups 5th anniversary! Paloma has asked for those who can and are willing to participate in a little birthday celebration, to send her a photo of a special cake or bake that you have baked recently, to share on our birthday date. You might like to pop a little 5 candle on it or mention 5 in some way, the choice of bake is yours so it would be great to have you join.

Paloma has also started a Hospitality Committee, which I am part of and why I am posting this message to your blog… to welcome our new bakers to the group, and simply check in with our other bakers to encourage them to bake and continue with the monthly challenges. It is sometimes hard to stay committed, to take an easier road, to not bake at all, be it over work, families or everyday life. I get it…I long for more time in the day too... But I am here to encourage you to bake, to let me know if you need a break, to be part of this group and enjoy yourself!
I would encourage you to check in with us through our Cake Slice group on Facebook if you can, stop by for a chit chat, just to say hello, or ask a silly question! That’s what we are here for!

I look forward to baking again with you soon and am so excited to be part of such and amazing group!

Hazel @Cupcakery

Melissa said...

Caramel and Shortbread=yummy!!!!!

Michelle | Creative Food said...

LOVE shortbread cookies!! These look so yummy!! :)

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