Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dulce de Leche Duos (TWD)

For all of you caramel fanatics, this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Dulce De Leche Duos is calling your name. Luscious dulce de leche is incorporated into the cookie dough. If that isn't enough, a generous dollop of this caramel-y goodness is sandwiched between two cookies.

On David Lebovitz's blog, he writes about this delicious spread and aptly describes it as a "shiny and deeply caramelized milk jam". As I continued to read, I was surprised to learn that one can make homemade dulce de leche with canned sweetened condensed milk --- check out the recipe here. I was lucky enough to find canned dulce de leche at my grocery store, but will definitely consider going the homemade route next time.
The cookie dough was suprisingly very soft and sticky. Instead of struggling with a spoon or scoop to work with the dough, I used a piping bag with a large round tip to portion the dough on the baking sheets.
These cookies are definitely meant to satisfy a sweet tooth. I actually enjoyed the cookies more sans the filling. With the dulce de leche filling, I thought they were a bit too sugary sweet for my personal taste, but I can see how those who love caramel would swoon over these gems.
For the recipe, please visit Jodie's blog, Beansy Loves Cake.

22 comments:

Nickki said...

Your cookies look gorgeous! I also used a piping bag, it was so much easier!

chocolatechic said...

Absolutely gorgeous cookies.

Mine are butt ugly!

Cristine said...

Your cookies look fantastic. Makes me want to make another batch!

Valerie said...

Good call on using the piping bag, your cookies are so uniform and cute.

carmencooks said...

a piping bag would have been awesome - i have been meaning to get one! your cookies are gorgeous. : )

Beth said...

oh man, GREAT call on the piping bag. I had a heck of a time scooping and placing the batter onto a baking sheet. Yours look wonderful!

The Food Librarian said...

Piping bag! Brilliant! :)
I like them without the filling too...that way you get to eat more too. :) - mary

Mary said...

They look great, and good idea to use a piping bag. The more I look at other people's cookies, the more I wonder if I mis-measured the flour. Mine didn't spread at all, and I ended up making sablees.

CB said...

I was "this" close to busting out my piping bag too! It reminded me more of cake batter than cookie dough but I got lazy and just continued on with the tsp scoop method. Love that first picture with the swirl of dulce de leche on 1/2 a cookie. PS- You're clearly insane b/c more dulce de leche is always better! ;)
-CB
http://iheartfood4thought.com

mike said...

How funny, I thought that I would get spritz-looking cookies by using a pastry bag with a star tip (which I used on all of them). No luck, they just spread like pancakes. These look so beautiful! The canned DDL is so dark, I was never really able to achieve that with homemade... so nice looking!

Teanna said...

A piping bag!!! You are brilliant! And your cookies look AMAZING! I love that top photo!

Jennifer said...

I love that you used a pastry bag! What an awesome idea!

Your cookies look fabulous!

Susan said...

Thanks for the great tip about using a pastry bag. I am going to try and make these tomorrow and will try that. Beautiful cookies!!

margot said...

The cookies look terrific! Piping was a great idea, this dough was so soft.

Tracey said...

I could have written this post because I completely agree! The cookies were delicious but the sandwich was SO sweet, too sweet. Thanks for the piping bag tip - that would have been so much easier :)

Leslie said...

A piping bag would have been ideal! No wonder your cookies look so great!

Di said...

All of your pictures look great! I did okay scooping, but I do like your piping bag tip. Nice job. =)

spike. said...

I've heard a few people say they were too sweet but they look adorable!

Tia said...

they were a hit with us too!!! nice job :) also, good idea to pipe the cookies!

Marthe said...

Your cookies look really perfect, what a great idea to use a piping bag!

jill said...

Yours are SO pretty! Piping bag = great idea! These were a hit around here.

TeaLady said...

Great idea to use a piping bag. It was pretty sticky dough.

Cookies look yummy!!!

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