Homemade Cookies with Dulce de Leche Filling

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Juliana Alonso Dorola of "101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone" was the winner of a best cookie contest with her homemade Argentine Dulce de Leche Cookies.
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 Tbsp. rum extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp. instant yeast
- Dulce de leche for filling
- Caramel sauce or powdered sugar

Step 1

Beat butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg yolks, beating one at a time, until completely incorporated. Add rum extract and mix until combined.

Step 2

Sift dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture. Combine well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 3

Roll out chilled dough on a floured surface to 1/8- to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into small circles with a cookie cutter.

Step 4

Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Step 5

Spread dulce de leche filling in the middle of one cookie and top with another cookie. Drizzle with caramel sauce or dust with powdered sugar.

Step 6

This recipe is excerpted with permission from "101 Gourmet Cookies for Everyone" by Wendy Paul and published by Cedar Fort, Inc.

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