Thursday, December 18, 2008

8 Weeks of Cookies - Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

This cookies was not originally on my list to make for Christmas but I ended up with half a can of leftover sweetened condensed milk. What else to do but make dulce de leche. I like to just stir a little in my coffee but since I'm on a cookie making kick these days I thought I'd create a cookie with it instead.
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
I know dulce de leche pairs really well with cinnamon so I decided to make sandwich cookies using my favorite cutout cookie recipe which has a really strong cinnamon flavor. These cinnamon cookies are super tasty & I like them on their own but adding the dulce de leche just makes them that much better. I thought it would be good to change things up a little so I made half of the dough chocolate cinnamon by adding some cocoa powder.

I made my own dulce de leche but you can also buy it in a can in the hispanic section of the grocery store. If you do make it from scratch let it cook until its nice & thick.

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

1 c unsalted butter
2/3 c sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1/2 t salt
1 T cinnamon
1 can dulce de leche

In a mixing bowl cream the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy. Beat in the egg & vanilla. Add the flour, salt & cinnamon & mix until well combined. Wrap in plastic wrap & chill for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

On a floured board roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thick. Cut into 2-inch circles. Place on a greased baking sheet or use a silicone pad. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until the edges are just starting to brown. Allow to cool completely on a rack.
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
Spread some dulce de leche on one cookie & top with another. Chill to set if desired.

Makes 3 dozen sandwiches.

To make chocolate cinnamon cookies add 2 T cocoa powder with the flour to the dough.
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Jersey Girl Cooks said...

These look delicious. Can you freeze these with the filling?

kat said...

Lisa - I hope so because that is what I did. I'll take one out today & let you know how it worked.

KariH said...

All your holiday cookies look so good! I can't wait to see what you bring to the baked goods exchange tonight!

Thistlemoon said...

I love anything with dulce de leche! These cookies look so cute and festive. I bet they taste like heaven.

Anonymous said...

That filling sounds heavenly :)!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious, and I definitely want to make these. Funny thing is that I just found a recipe for dulce de leche right before reading this.

Lori said...

THese look so yummy. I love how that half of a can of sweetened condensed milk transformed itself into these lovely, yummy cookies.

grace said...

i'm pretty sure if i had a hand in making these, the dulce de leche would be oozing out the sides. i don't know the word "moderation" when it comes to the sweet stuff. :)

giz said...

You're always the creative one when it comes to figuring out what to do with leftover "stuff". Can you come and clean out my fridge please - I'm sure you'd find a way to make 6 dozen cookies.

Anonymous said...

This stuff is so addictive.. Even the mass-produced stuff isn't so bad. Homemade is much better no doubt.

Jen said...

These cookies look they they would go perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea or coffee... I wish I had a few now.

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I love how that half of a can of sweetened condensed milk transformed itself into these lovely, yummy cookies.

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