Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

Cuisine: Latin
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 45 cookies
Recipe courtesy of Nestlé La Lechera.
Think outside the box! These dulce de leche cookies are a great recipe to make with the kids. Instead of jelly, fill your thumbprint cookies with delectable dulce de leche made with Nestlé La Lechera. For more tasty recipe ideas, visit La Lechera.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in medium bowl; stir well.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.

Chef Notes

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

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