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six Shortbread cookies on top of a parchment paper. The cookies are filled with Goat's milk caramel sauce aka Cajeta. Recipe at

Orange Shortbread Cookies filled with Caramel Sauce

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  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 36 halves = 18 sandwiches 1x


This orange shortbread cookie recipe delivers the most comforting holiday cookies ever. The goat’s milk caramel sauce filling is insane. Making cookies is a fun project for the cold season, and these are perfect to give away for Christmas to your loved ones.


Units Scale
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated orange rind
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons (separated) sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Goat's Milk Caramel Sauce


  1. Let butter reach room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven at 350°F. Line baking trays with parchment paper.
  3. Beat together the butter, orange rind and powdered sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Sift together the flour, cornstarch, and cinnamon. Then stir half into the butter mixture, and combine. Then stir in and combine the rest.
  5. Roll rounded teaspoons of dough into balls and place them about 1-inch apart on the baking trays. Flatten balls with your hands, and then gently mark them with a fork.
  6. Bake the shortbread cookies for about 12-15 minutes. The edges should begin to slightly turn a tan color.
  7. Remove from oven and put tray on cooling rack for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Sandwich two cookies between the caramel sauce when the cookies are completely cooled.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


You can use any flavored (or regular) goat’s milk caramel sauce, or any regular caramel sauce

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
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