My Mother-in-Law made this brown sugar shortbread some years ago and I think I ate more than my fair share then begged for the recipe. I can't remember if it came from a cookbook or magazine but I've had it in my recipe box all this time. I came across it the other day while looking for something sweet to bake that didn't use white sugar. I ran out of white sugar, imagine that. I blame it on all of that sweet tea that we drink. Anyhow these are so simple and so delicious and the whole clan loved them. I was getting ready to take these pictures when I remembered that I had a little dulce de leche in the fridge and wondered how that would be spread on these here delicious cookies. Well as if shortbread could get any better, you know it was. You can't go wrong either way and I know you will love them.
Brown Sugar Shortbread
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
⅓ cup dulce de leche, (caramel) optional