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Have you ever had an ‘a-ha’ moment in the kitchen? I was talking to my dulce de leche loving niece recently about recipes using the sweet elixir of the gods when lightening struck.
One of the easiest cookie recipes I’ve made uses a can of sweetened condensed milk. Dulce de leche is sweetened condensed milk that has been caramelized. TA-DA!
Guess what I made the next day?
Dulce de Leche Cookies
I followed the original recipe exactly, except that I left out the almond extract, and added a bit more vanilla. The dough was rich and sweet.
I made a couple of batches of plain scoops and then decided to play a little. I added mini chocolate chips to the dough and it was totally delish!
The cookies are dense and flavorful. Simple. And the tiny chocolate chips add just the right burst of chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, the plain ones were hardly plain. They were perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
If you’re looking for massive dulce de leche flavor, try my recipe for these sweet sandwich cookies or these dulce filled oatmeal bars. These simple scoops don’t have the caramel overload, but they are rich and yummy.
I froze half the dough, since it makes a lot. And I’m sincerely looking forward to making more one of these cold, wintery days.
One of the funnest things with cooking is that once you master a basic recipe, you can play around with it and make it your own. I have done that with cookie bars and brownies, too. What recipes do you like to experiment with?
Have some fun in the kitchen!
Here’s the recipe: