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Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Hello and happy Saturday! If you’ve been reading along this past week, you know that I’ve been missing these Dulce de Leche sandwich cookies that I had while I was in Miami. So, of course I had to recreate them!

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

These cookies are melt in your mouth delicious but they are not so sweet that your teeth hurt. 😉

These cookies begin with a cream cheese melt away cookie that are just delicious on their own too! Cornstarch is the secret ingredient to make these just melt — hence the name.

I rolled mine in powdered sugar just to give them a bit more texture and sweetness — but you can skip this step if you would like.

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies cut open

Now on to the main event! Dulce de Leche. Ugh. So good! Now, you can buy a jar of dulce de leche from your grocery store, but trust me, it wont be the same.

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies stacked in a bowl

Dulce de leche is a labor of love and it does take some time to make from milk, sugar, baking soda and vanilla. but it’s worth the wait. This recipe also makes more than you will need for the cookies….so there’s so many more activities that can be done with the left overs! My favorite? Just eating it with a spoon. Yum!

Well I hope this quick recipe for dulce de leche sandwich cookies inspires you to sweeten up your weekend a little bit! Stay tuned tomorrow for a great French toast recipe, you wont want to miss it!

xo,

Danielle

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Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dulce de leche, sandwich cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

Cream Cheese Cookies

  • 3/4 Cup Butter unsalted
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar Plus more for coating cookies
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Dulce de Leche

  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Half and Half
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean split
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Instructions

Instructions

Cream Cheese Cookies

  1. For the cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla and combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine Flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add to butter mixture. Mix to combine.
  3. Using a teaspoon, form cookie dough into round balls and flatten slightly. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 Minutes. Cool completely before tossing in powdered sugar.

Dulce de Leche

  1. In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, baking soda and vanilla bean (split with seeds scraped out and added to the mix). Cook over medium-low heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat, and stirring occasionally, cook for 2-3 hours until mixture had reduced to almost 1 cup. Remove from heat and cool completely. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. To assemble, place Dulce de Leche in a small piping bag (a Ziploc bag works too) and place a small amount on one cookie, sandwich with another. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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