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Dulce de Leche Cookies

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Dulce de Leche Cookies are the most melt in your mouth cookies that you will taste. They are soft and buttery and topped with dulce de leche in the center of each cookie. They are simple to make and it is just what your sweet tooth is craving. 

Dulce de Leche Cookies

I love soft buttery cookies and these Dulce de Leche cookies are one of my favorites. They are soft and tender and buttery and the dulce de leche is heavenly. Once you make these you will find yourself making them again and again. 

Dulce de Leche Cookies

You will love them for so many reasons. 

  • You will love the soft buttery texture. 
  • The dulce de leche tastes like sweet delicious caramel and who doesn’t love a buttery shortbread cookie with caramel. 
  • Dessert table worthy! They look like you spent hours of time making them, but they are ready to enjoy in less than 30 minutes. 
Dulce de Leche Cookies

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Dulce de Leche Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 10 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche

How to Make Dulce De Leche Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and vanilla together.
  • Add powdered sugar and beat again.
  • Add flour and salt. Beat until smooth dough forms.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Slightly flatten each ball of dough. 
  • Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, create a small divot in the center of each cookie.
  • Using a spoon, fill the divot with dulce de leche. Do not overfill.
  • Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly browned.

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you use salted butter, you can omit the salt from this recipe. 
  • Feel free to use your favorite dulce de leche. You can use homemade or store bought. 
  • It is best to sift the flour to keep these cookies nice and light. 
  • You can refrigerate the dough prior to rolling the dough into 1 inch balls. This helps prevent spreading while they bake.  
  • Feel free to sprinkle sea salt on top of these cookies after baking for another layer of delicious flavor. 
Dulce de Leche Cookies

Storage

These cookies are best enjoyed right away. If you do have leftovers, you will want to keep them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

Dulce de Leche Cookies

Can I make the dough ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the dough up to two days prior to baking. Just be sure to keep it wrapped in the fridge. 

Dulce de Leche Cookies
Dulce de Leche Cookies

Dulce de Leche Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Dulce de Leche Cookies are the most melt in your mouth cookies that you will taste. They are soft and buttery and topped with dulce de leche in the center of each cookie. They are simple to make and it is just what your sweet tooth is craving.

Ingredients

  • 10 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and vanilla together.
  3. Add powdered sugar and beat again.
  4. Add flour and salt. Beat until smooth dough forms.
  5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Slightly flatten each ball of dough. 
  7. Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, create a small divot in the center of each cookie.
  8. Using a spoon, fill the divot with dulce de leche. Do not overfill.
  9. Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes or until the bottoms are slightly browned.

Notes

Makes 15 cookies

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

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