Dulce de Leche Cookies Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Sweet, salty and totally chocolatey, these sea salt dulce de leche cookies are insanely delicious and easy to replicate at home. This one-bowl recipe creates soft, dulce de leche stuffed chocolate cookies with no mixer required.
Dessert
Latin
10
ingredients
11
steps
30
minutes
Chef Melissa uses cooking to bring food enthusiasts together, and to celebrate cultures and curiosities. After spending her youth in her home country of Taiwan, she worked as a food writer and spent dozens of years in Boston honing her craft alongside renowned chefs. Part story-teller, part educator, and part food and wine lover, Chef Melissa blends her Asian roots, her world travels and her love of food and culture to bring joy and inspiration to people everywhere.

Ingredients

Servings:
16
1/2 cup(s)
butter
1 1/2 cup(s)
light brown sugar
2
eggs
1/2 cup(s)
unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp
salt
3/4 tsp
baking powder
2 cup(s)
all-purpose flour
3 1/2 oz
dark or bittersweet chocolate chips
Maldon salt, for sprinkling, see notes 1
2 cup(s)
dulce de leche

Directions 11 steps | 30 Minutes

Step 1

Line two sheet pans with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

Step 2

Take the saucepan off of the heat and stir in the brown sugar and eggs.

Step 3

Stir in the cocoa powder, salt and baking powder until well combined.

Step 4

Add the flour and stir until just combined.

Step 5

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 6

Using a 5⅓-ounce disher, scoop sixteen portions onto the prepared sheet pans. Set the remaining dough aside.

Step 7

Fill a small bowl with water. Dip your fingers and lightly dampen your hand. Roll each portion into a ball and place it back onto the sheet pan.

Step 8

Use a damp finger to create a large indentation in the center of the dough. Fill the indentation with about one teaspoon of dulce de leche. Repeat with the remaining balls of dough.

Step 9

Divide the remaining dough into sixteen portions. Gently flatten each piece large enough to cover the top of the cookie. Place each dough on top of the cookie and press gently to seal the edges.

Step 10

Sprinkle Maldon sea salt or fleur de sel on the cookie dough. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are set. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring the cookies onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Step 11

Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. You can find Maldon sea salt at Whole Foods or any specialty food store. If you can't find Maldon salt, any flaky sea salt should work just fine.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
323
FAT
11.4 g
PROTEIN
5.8 g
CARBS
51.9 g

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Jessica S.

Jessica

27 Jul 2022

Made these for a family gathering and they were gone in a flash! Super tasty!

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

22 Jul 2022

Dulce de Lethe is always a favorite in our house!

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Glen B.

Glen

17 Jul 2022

I never thought that my favorite dulce de leche can added to a cookie recipe.

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