Salted Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cookies (Day 8 of Cookiemas)

♪ On the eighth day of Cookiemas, I made for you to eat:

8 ate‘s cookies, 7 madeleines6 almond cookies,

Shrimp paste PB!

4 Alfajorescalamansi crinklesube coconuts

and a choc chip walnut cookie ♪

Wow. Day 8 of Cookiemas already! I have a very special one for you all.

So this cookie is the most decadent cookie I make. It has chocolate, dulce de leche and coffee all wrapped up into one.

Sometimes I will sandwich the dulce de leche between two cookies for an extra hefty treat but in this case, I just pipe some dulce de leche on top.

I used to even stuff the centers and roll the cookies to have a filled cookie but ain’t nobody got time for that.

Regardless how you deliver the dulce de leche, I can promise you that these will be a hit. They never fail to impress!

Ingredients

  • 113 grams butter
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 30 grams cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 162 grams all purpose flour
  • 75 grams dulce de leche
  • 2 teaspoons salt for garnish

For the dulce de leche, you can either purchase it in a can or follow directions to make it from a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Then add the egg and beat until uniform. Next, add the instant coffee and mix again.

Add the baking powder and salt. Using a sifter, add the flour and cocoa powder. Then mix until a dark cookie dough is created.

Scoop the dough into rounds on a pan lined with plastic. Cover and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes or fridge for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove chilled cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

When finished baking, remove from the oven and let cool. When the cookies have deflated a bit (about 5 minutes), use a spoon to make a small depression on the top and pipe on some dulce de leche. You could just add scoops if you don’t care about the looks.

Finish each cookie with a sprinkle of salt and enjoy!

Recipe

Salted Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cookies

Decadent,
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

  • 113 grams butter
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 30 grams cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 162 grams all purpose flour
  • 75 grams dulce de leche
  • 2 teaspoons salt for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Then add the egg and beat until uniform. Next, add the instant coffee and mix again.
  • Add the baking powder and salt. Using a sifter, add the flour and cocoa powder. Then mix until a dark cookie dough is created.
  • Scoop the dough into rounds on a pan lined with plastic. Cover and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes or fridge for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove chilled cookies and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • When finished baking, remove from the oven and let cool. When the cookies have deflated a bit (about 5 minutes), use a spoon to make a small depression on the top and pipe on some dulce de leche. You could just add scoops if you don’t care about the looks.
  • Finish each cookie with a sprinkle of salt and enjoy!