St. Patrick's Day Shortbread
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 6-oz. bag of chocolate chips
SHORTBREAD: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar. Stir in the flour until well mixed. Press the batter into a
9-inch square pan (a good job for kids). Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Let cool.
TOFFEE: Melt the 1/2 cup of butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup, and bring the mixture to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring continually. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Pour over the cooled shortbread.
TOPPING: Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or a microwave oven. Stir until smooth. Pour over the cooled toffee. Cut into 16 squares.