Up until a few weeks ago, I had been living in ignorance of the deliciousness that is a salted butter breakup, never even heard of it. Thankfully, I was enlightened while reading A Dollop Of Cream's post on the popular, yet not entirely mainstream cookie. I saw her photos of that big shortbread slab broken into pieces, and before even reading the description, I knew that I legit wanted/needed that cookie. Who can pass up a crunchy-on-the-outside-tender-on-the-inside sweet and buttery treat laced with hints of salt? Nobody, that's who.
In fact, I didn't fall into my usual pattern of adding it to my 'to bake' list which would mean a year (or more!) would pass before I'd get around to it. I literally wrote it in my planner for that very week with little hearts around it so I wouldn't forget to take out some butter ahead of time.