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.