Decadence, thy name is Dorie!
Holy sweet-tooth Batman, these were amazing. I had been feeling so deprived and I knew that my mixer felt neglected, so I baked these and a few other things on Friday afternoon.
At first, I didn't know where the caramel would come into play because there isn't a drop of it in the recipe, but...ohmanohman, after the shortbread base bakes off, it creates this amazing caramelized sugar layer on the edges. Your teeth sink in through the toffee and chocolate topping, into the caramelized crunchy cookie and it's then that you realize Dorie is out to sabatoge all your healthy eating resolutions. And you don't care one bit.