Sweet & Salty Dulce De Leche Cookies
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Sweet & Salty Dulce De Leche Cookies

This caramel delight stuffed cookie is coated with a sweet and salty mixture.

24
cookies
35 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 30 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Sugar Mixture

1/3 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

Cookie

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

1/4 cup canned dulce de leche

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all sugar mixture ingredients in shallow dish; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat brown sugar and butter in medium bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed. Set aside 1/4 cup dough. Cover remaining dough; refrigerate 30 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape chilled dough into 24 balls; place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Make 1/2-inch indentation in center of each cookie with back of measuring spoon or handle of wooden spoon.

  5. STEP 5

    Place dulce de leche in resealable plastic food bag; snip off small corner of bag. Squeeze dulce de leche into each indentation until level with top of cookie.

  6. STEP 6

    Divide reserved 1/4 cup dough into 24 pieces. Cover dulce de leche on each cookie with piece of dough, smoothing to seal.

  7. STEP 7

    Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand on cookie sheet 1 minute. Remove to cooling rack; let cool 5 minutes. Dip warm cookies into sugar mixture.

Tip #1

- Dip handle of wooden spoon in flour, if necessary to prevent sticking when making indentations.

Tip #2

- Dulce de leche can be found in the Hispanic section of the supermarket or near sweetened condensed milk in the baking aisle.

Nutrition

110Calories
4Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
170Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  January 05, 2016

Absolutely yammy I made my own dulce de leche and followed the recipe exactly. Very pleased with the taste and its look, thank you for sharing such a delightful recipe.

— says Sarah
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  November 30, 2013

I can't wait to make these. Your recipe is featured at Weekly Rays of Sunshine as one of my favorite pins this week. I'd love it if you linked this to Saturday Dishes. We are highlighting cookies and candy today.

— says Linda
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