Dulce de Leche Cookies

I used to think that chocolate chip-potato chip cookies were the prefect late-night-bad-TV cookie, but these cookies changed my mind.  They are sweet and salty, chewy and creamy and they pair amazingly with a sweet stout; perfect for late night reruns of top chef!

To make the dulce de leche filling all you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk and four hours to spare.

Dulce de Leche Recipe

Take one can sweetened condensed milk, poke holes in either side of top and place it in the center of a small saucepan. Fill saucepan until water is one quarter inch away from the top of the condensed milk can, place over medium to high heat until water starts to boil.

When water reaches boiling point reduce to simmer and let sit for 4 hours, refilling water as necessary to keep it at the same level.

When the 4 hours have elapsed remove the the can from the water. When it has cooled off remove the lid and scoop out the results! Mix it thoroughly and chill. Done!

The cookie is also pretty easy, it is a salty brown sugar cookie–you can use this as the base for lots of yummy cookies!

Brown Sugar Cookie

2 sticks butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 heaping cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon good flaky sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (for melting)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside.  Combine butter and sugar in mixer until combined and fluffy.  Add in eggs one at a time and mix until fully combined.  Slowly add in dry ingredients, scraping down sides of bowl as needed to incorporate all ingredients.

When dough is fully mixed spoon 1 inch balls of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets about 2 to 3 inches apart.  Place in preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove and transfer cookies to cooling racks.

When the cookies have cooled take the chilled dulce de leche and sandwich between two cookies.  Drizzle with some melted chocolate (I recommend using a double boiler for the melting process) and you are done!  All there is left to do now is turn on some of your favorite reruns, pour yourself a glass of Double Cream Stout and start munching!  If you don’t have some double cream stout lying around some coffee does just fine too!
Enjoy!  I know I did!


photography by http://marvincphotography.blogspot.com/


8 thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Cookies

  1. Pingback: Girl Scout Cookie Recipes: Thin Mints, Samoas And More – Huffington Post | Thin

  2. I tried to make this recipe, and I had to adjust some things:
    – Double the amount of salt
    – Reducing the oven temperature to approximately 130C. My oven doesn’t even reach the 350C.
    – You did not mention when to put the vanilla. I put together with the eggs.
    – Bake for 5 ou 6 minutes are more than ok.
    It took me three batch of cookies to work right. The first two went into the trash, burnt.

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