These dulce de leche cookies are golden and delicious. A simple cookie base is topped with decadent dulce de leche to create a cookie that will have everyone’s mouth watering.
What could be better than a rich, buttery cookie? Why, a rich, buttery cookie topped with rich, sweet dulce de leche, of course. And that’s just what you get with these cookies!
Dulce de Leche Cookies
I love cookies, and I love dulce de leche. So I thought putting them together would be a great idea – and it was!
It only takes a handful of simple ingredients to make these delicious cookies.
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- all-purpose flour
- dulce de leche
A few minutes and a few simple steps are all it takes to make this recipe.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and vanilla together.
Step 3: Add powdered sugar and beat again.
Step 4: Add flour and salt. Beat until smooth dough forms.
Step 5: Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
Step 6: Slightly flatten each ball of dough.
Step 7: Using a teaspoon measuring spoon, create a small divot in the center of each cookie.
Step 8: Using a spoon, fill the divot with dulce de leche. Do not overfill.
Step 9: Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned.
It only takes a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk or hand mixer
Caramel Sauce: You can use caramel sauce if you don’t have dulce de leche, although it won’t taste exactly the same.
Gluten-Free: Use a gluten-free flour like almond flour for a gluten-free version.
Looking for ways to change up these dulce de leche cookies? Here are some suggestions.
Cinnamon: Add cinnamon to the cookie dough.
Cayenne Powder: Add a scant amount of cayenne to the dulce de leche to really highlight the sweetness.
- Don’t overfill your cookie divot with dulce de leche. You want it on the cookie, not the baking sheet.
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool as soon as they’re finished baking so they don’t overcook.
More Cookie Recipes
- Air Fryer Fried Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Soft and Simple Sugar Cookies
No. Caramel is made with sugar and butter, while dulce de leche is made with milk and some sugar. Both are caramelized, but they have different flavors.
They’ll keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
They have to be refrigerated because of the dulce de leche in the center. It needs to be refrigerated.
Dulce de Leche Cookies
Ready to cook these dulce de leche cookies? Then print the recipe card below.
- 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
- Preheat 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 bottoms are slightly browned.
Amount Per Serving Calories 144Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 22mgSodium 138mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 2g
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