Dulce de Leche Filled Cookies

- melt in your mouth -

These dulce de leche cookies are a tender, buttery, melt in your mouth  cookies filled with dulce de leche and dusted with powdered sugar.

Texture: They just melt in your mouth. So buttery, crisp, and tender. Dulce de leche: The milky, creamy, caramel spread is the best cookie filling.  Impressive: They look so fancy and will impress everyone! All while being an uncomplicated recipe.

Why you will LOVE this recipe:

Cornstarch  makes the most tender cookies that are light and crisp in texture. You  only need a little bit to get the full effect! The recipe has corn free substitutions. 

The secret to a perfect melt in your mouth texture:

what you will need:


– ¾ cup butter, softened – 1 ½ cup powdered sugar – ½ tsp sea salt – 2 large egg yolks room temperature – 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract – 2 ⅛ cups all purpose flour (260g) – 3 tbsp cornstarch – ½ tsp baking powder – 1 can or jar dulce de leche – ¼ cup powdered sugar




Beat butter, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy. This will take about 5-10 minutes.


Add egg yolks one at a time, beating in between and scraping down the sides to incorporate. Add vanilla and beat again.


Sift flour, cornstarch, and baking powder right into the same bowl. Fold or mix on low just until a dough forms. Chill for 45 minutes.


Cut out cookies and cut out circles in the middle of half of them for the top cookies. Place cookie tray in freezer for 5 minutes before baking.


Arrange the cookies with cut out middles on a tray and dust with powdered sugar. Arrange the rest of the cookies on a separate tray,  bottom sides up. Spread dulce de leche onto the bottoms of the whole cookies.


Carefully top cookies spread with dulce de leche with the cookies covered in powdered sugar, touching the edges only to not disturb the powdered sugar.

An easy and delicious filled cookie to add to your Christmas, holiday, or party cookie collection!

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