These buttery dulce de leche sandwich cookies will melt in your mouth with every bite!
You are going to love these mouthwatering dulce de leche sandwich cookies. They are so tasty! The cookie is just what you want in a shortbread cookie; crumbly, soft, and buttery. Layered between the cookies is dulce de leche. Who can resist dulce de leche? It’s so good! Especially when it’s layered between a cookie. The best part about these cookies – no chill time is required. This means less prep time and more eating time! And who doesn’t want that? Give these cookies a try. You’ll love them!
Making the cookies
- Make the dough: Beat the butter and powdered sugar until creamed. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Then add the flour and baking powder. Beat on low speed until dough the dough is crumbly. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and mix the dough until it form a ball. It should come together quickly.
- Shape and bake. Roll out the dough, to about ¼ inch thickness. Cut into circles. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake until the cookies are golden brown around the edges.
Tips for success
- Putting plastic wrap over the dough before rolling it, ensures that the dough won’t stick to the rolling pin.
- Measure the powdered sugar and flour by spooning it in to a measuring cup then leveling it with a butter knife. This makes sure that the powdered sugar and flour is not packed.
Dulce de leche
You can either buy dulce de leche at the store or make it on your own. Making it on your own is simple. It just takes extra time and planning. All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk. There are many different ways to make dulce de leche: either on stove top, in the oven, or even in the slow cooker. But I’ve always cooked dulce de leche on the stove top. It’s easy and simple!
- To cook dulce de leche on the stove top, you will need one can of sweetened condensed milk. Place the sweetened condensed milk into a saucepan. Fill with water. Make sure that the water COVERS the can. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Simmer for 2 ½ to 3 hours. The longer you cook dulce de leche the thicker and darker it will be. It is VERY important that you watch the water level! The water level has to be over the can at all times. Add water as you cook the dulce de leche. If the water falls below the can, the can can explode. Once the dulce de leche is cooked, cool in sauce pan, then take it out and cool completely.
Other recipes you may like:
- Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter Cookies
- Dulce de leche Swirled Cheesecake
- Chocolate Dipped Heart Cookies
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Dulce de Leche Sandwich cookies
These dulce de leche sandwich cookies will melt in your moth with every bite! They are easy to make and require no chill time.
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 15 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- 1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter, room temp
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- dulce de leche
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream unsalted butter and powdered sugar. Until fluffy. (about 2-3 minutes)
- Add egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Add flour and baking powder. Beat on low speed until dough the dough is crumbly. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and mix the dough until it form a ball. It should come together quickly.
- Roll into about ¼ inch thickness. Cut into 1.5 -2 inch circles and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool to room temp.
- Spread one cookie with dulce de leche, then place another cookie over the dulce de leche.
Keywords: shortbread cookies, dulce de leche, shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche