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Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies
Level
Easy
Prep 
30 min
Cook 
10 min
Servings
45 cookies
  • Think outside the box! Instead of jelly, fill your thumbprint cookies with delectable Dulce de Leche.
Key Ingredients
A can of Dulce de Leche featuring the La Lechera logo and a square slice of flan drizzled with caramel.
LA LECHERA®
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche 13.4 oz Can
13.4 oz. Can

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche
  • Flaky sea salt (optional)

Make It

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2
Combine flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in medium bowl; stir well.
Step 3
Beat butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in sugar until well blended. Beat in egg yolks and let mixer run for 1 minute. Beat in vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Step 4
Scoop by level tablespoon and roll into balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. With your fingertip or end of a round wooden spoon, make indentation in center of each ball.
Step 5
Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottoms are just barely golden. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 6
Place dulce de leche in heavy-duty resealable bag; snip corner from bag and pipe about ½ teaspoon dulce de leche into indentations. Sprinkle with a little sea salt.

Recipe Notes

Cook’s Tip:
After rolling dough into balls, roll in finely chopped nuts or cinnamon-sugar. Proceed with recipe.

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