Tuesdays with Dorie: Dulce de Leche Duos

March 23, 2010

This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie group baked Dulce de Leche Duos, selected by Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake. Thanks for the great selection Jodie!

These have dulce de leche in the cookie batter and sandwiched between the baked cookies. I was excited about this one because dulce de leche is one of those things that I like, but I’d never baked with it or made it myself.

What I did:

  • I cut the recipe in half.
  • I made my own dulce de leche using sweetened condensed milk. I chose David Lebovitz’s method, which worked great. More information than you probably want or need can be found here on the TWD site, in the article and in the comments. One 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk was enough for the batter and filling for half the recipe.
  • I made the dulce de leche one day and baked and assembled the cookies the next day. Note that the dulce de leche needs to cool, so be sure to plan ahead.

How it went: I had a near-disaster because the dough was so good I almost ate it all before I baked it! Other than that, these were a snap to make. Some got too brown in the oven, but they tasted fine.

How it tasted: The cookies and the dulce de leche were both delicious, separate and together. In fact, I really liked the plain cookies. I gave a plate of the filled cookies to my husband and went into the kitchen to fill the rest. I checked back a little while later to see what he thought and he said “They were good. I ate them all.” I’ll take that as a thumbs-up!

Would I make these again?: Yes, they’re good! They weren’t all that attractive, but I’m sure there are many other TWD bakers who have beautiful cookies. I’m sure I’ll be making dulce de leche again too.

You can find the recipe on page 161 of Baking: From My Home to Yours, and Jodie will have it posted on her blog today.


  1. Beautiful Jill! I really liked the plain cookies too – it was hard to stop eating them as I was filling them. Glad you enjoyed making them too – they’re quite addictive – as well as that dulce de leche (evil stuff)!

  2. Ciao ! I was eating the raw daough too ! So good !!

  3. I never come out with full batches of cookies because I eat so much of the dough! Glad you and your husband liked these

  4. Your cookies look so delicious! And I want to make the dulce de leche for next time-I will have to check out David’s recipe.

  5. Agreed – these are good. I will have to try David’s method for making ducle de leche – I am scared of boiling tins of condensed milk (and even more scared of opening them).

  6. That’s funny – I was also noshing on the dough! Great job on the cookies.

  7. I must say that I enjoyed the dough much more than the cookies. Mine didn’t spread at all, and were seriously unattractive! I ended up making sablees instead. I love the first picture with the dulce de leche oozing out!

  8. Your homemeade dulce de leche looks just like mine, but I used store-bought for the recipe…which was much darker and more intense in flavor. Did you use the oven method or slow-cooker method?

  9. I love eating cookie dough! Your cookie in your hand looks delish!!

  10. I agree. The cookie dough was TO DIE for. I admit that I ate my weight in it and maybe that’s why I didn’t get the serving size that Dorie says you can get from the recipe. HA HA! Glad you and husband enjoyed the cookies.

  11. They look great (yummy, that is)! Thanks for baking with me!

  12. I love the picture of the whisk with the yummy dulce de leche. I confess that I did eat some dough and also a spoonful or two of the DDL while making them, these were too good.

  13. The colour of your dulce de leche is so much more lighter than mine! I really liked it though it was kind of oversweet 🙂

  14. I bet they were fabulous, love your apple logo in the back ground LOL I had to do a rewind this week, didn’t have the ingredients. Still want to make them though!

  15. ditto the “not so attractive” part. but definitely yummy eh?

  16. Mmm, that first photo with the ddl ooze! Glad you liked them so much.

  17. Kudos to you for trying the home made version of the DDL. I wasn’t that brave this week. I agree they weren’t the most attractive looking cookies, but they were pretty darned tasty, for sure!

  18. Hahaha the dough was SO GOOD. SO SO SO Good! Your cookies look gorgeous!

  19. I have been there done that with the eating too much cookie dough!

  20. Yes, they are pretty tasty. And the dough was just as good as the cookie.

    I’ve been making dulce for years by boiling on the stove. But now it’s the crockpot method for me. Easy peasy.

  21. Almost forgot. The first pic with the dulce oozing down the cookie – BEAUTIFUL!!

  22. Haha, I think our husbands must be related, because that is SO something my husband would say and do! Glad they were such a hit for you guys.

  23. Yum! These look really delicious and your Dulce de Leche turned out perfectly.

  24. Wow, that photo of the cookie in hand is absolutely gorgeous. Did you submit that somewhere…looks worthy to me. I used the DL method as well and it was easy. I actually had to make it twice as the teenage boys thought it was butterscotch pudding and ate the first batch before I could figure out that they were eating it…it was a hit, you can imagine. So, I had to make it again for the cookies. Around here, with teenage boys, one must put a very large sign on it, hide it, or nail it down to make sure it doesn’t get eaten.

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