Billion Dollar Fudge Stuffed Shortbread Cookies

Have you ever had something that was so rich yet so delicious you just wanted to keep eating them? That’s pretty much what these billion dollar cookies are, hence the name.

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An out of this world fudge cream filling stuffed between 2 delicate shortbread cookies make this irresistible dessert. Either element would make for an incredible indulgence, but together they create a rich, beyond intense confection. Trying to eat just one is hard, but more than that can be too much. You’ve been warned!

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I should say that I loathe making shortbread cookies. I hate the fact that it’s a crumbly dough that falls apart at the slightest wrong touch. With that said, the pain and suffering that goes into making them are totally worth it once they’re done baking.

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Billion Dollar Fudge Stuffed Shortbread Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amber
Ingredients
  • [b]For the Fudge Filling:[/b]
  • 6 blocks of unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 can of Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • [b]For the Shortbread cookies:[/b]
  • 3 sticks of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Line a pie plate or cake pan with parchment or wax paper. Lightly butter or spray using a non stick cooking spray. Set it aside.
  2. Combine the chocolate, cream and salt in a medium, heavy sauce pan.
  3. Set the heat to medium and stir constantly until all chocolate is melted.
  4. Once the chocolate has completely melted remove the pan from the heat. Mix in the vanilla and butter until uniform.
  5. Pour the fudge mixture into the lined pie dish or cake pan and refrigerate for 40 minutes or until dough like.
  6. While your fudge is cooling begin making the shortbread cookies:
  7. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl. Mix on medium speed until combined.
  8. Add in the vanilla and salt, and blend together. Slowly add in the flour and mix on low until the mixture is crumbly.
  9. Knead the crumbly mixture together to form a “dough” (it will still crumble, but should look like dough.)
  10. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill the “dough” in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  11. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to ? inch thickness. Cut using whatever cookie cutter or glass you wish. I don’t have luck with a rolling pin for these so I use my hands to push down to the desired thickness.
  12. Put the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake for 22 minutes or until the edges turn golden.
  13. Flip the fudge mixture onto a clean surface and pull off pieces to fill the cookies. Roll the fudgy dough into little balls, place on top of one shortbread cookie and use another cookie to push it down.

That’s it – now you can enjoy your insanely delicious billion dollar cookies and share them with your friends. Be careful though – they’re very addictive!

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Kim @ 2 Kids and a Coupon - March 3, 2013

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Dawn Lopez - March 3, 2013

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Lindsey G - March 3, 2013

That fudge filling looks AHHHH-MAZING!

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Brandy Myers - March 4, 2013

I can’t stand making shortbread. It is crumbly, dry, and it just plain falls apart for me. Your recipe makes it look so easy!

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twitter_Linetteg - March 4, 2013

I love shortbread cookies, and these sound delicious!

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Stacey @ Newlywed Survival - March 5, 2013

This look a-maz-ing!!! I’m pinning so I can come back later!

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twitter_DealinandDishin - March 5, 2013

Yum Yum Yum!! I’ve never made shortbread cookies, but if that are that good I’m in!

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Darcy - March 6, 2013

I’ve never baked short bread cookies before but I can imagine how they are hard to work with. Looks delicious though!

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Marina - March 6, 2013

Oh.My.Goodness. I think I’m going to eat my first batch solo. Those look so good. Pinning them to try. Oh YUM!

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Erica - March 6, 2013

My mouth is watering looking at the photos. The chocolate dripping out looks really good!

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Kecia - March 8, 2013

I think I’d like to just make the fudge filling and eat it with a spoon! 🙂 The cookies look yummy too, but I love me some fudge.

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janet - March 8, 2013

I am having a choco-craving week so these look amazing! I can’t give in…

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Erin @ Making Memories - March 12, 2013

Oh my gosh! Shortbread is one of my all time favorite cookies. But with a fudge filling? Yes, please!!!

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen - March 12, 2013

Your photos are phenomenal! And the name is so fitting! I used to think shortbread was kind of boring, but I’ve changed my mind 🙂

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Jackie Kocurek - March 12, 2013

I love shortbread! I’m stopping by from the Totally Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will come over to my party and share some great recipes on http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/03/tried-and-true-recipe-party-3.html

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Crystelle Boutique - March 12, 2013

Oh my! I love shortbread and have been looking for a good recipe. You are my saving angel.
And with the addition of the fudge I think I am in heaven….!!!

Thanks much!
pinning……. 🙂

hugs x
Crsytelle

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust - March 12, 2013

These sound amazing!

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Kammie @ Sensual Appeal - March 13, 2013

These cookies are SO pretty. I actually really like shortbread cookies, they are so simple but so delicious. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

I saw this post on the Tuesday Talent Show linky party. I’d love for you to check out a recipe I linked up too, it’s perfect for Pi Day tomorrow- it’s a traditional Polish Apple Pie called Szarlotka but with less sugar than original. Hope you have a great rest of your day, dear! 🙂

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Shannon @ I Knead to Bake - March 14, 2013

Oh man these look yummy! I’ll have to try them!

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Miz Helen - March 16, 2013

Amber,
I can sure see why this is a Billion Dollar Cookie, it looks fantastic! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

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Angela - March 22, 2013

These cookies look amazing! I am loving this new blog of yours!

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Tazim - March 25, 2013

That looks like a great combination – I like shortbread but have never made it before.

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Sj - December 9, 2016

Looks good but what the heck is a stick of butter?? Need exact measurement!

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