Oh Cookie, what a pity you don't understand
You take me by the heart when you take me by the hand
Oh Cookie, you're so pretty, can't you understand
It's sweets like you Cookie
Oh, what you do Cookie, do Cookie
Don't break my heart, Cookie
So I took a few creative liberties with the song. I'm sure Toni Basil won't mind.
You're going to have that song stuck in your head all day now aren't you? Why not make the cookies to go along with it. Seriously. Do yourself a flavour favour and make these. The singing is seriously recommended but strictly optional.
In these cookies is the first time I ever ate dulce de leche. Ok wait, scratch that. The first time I ate it was moments earlier with my finger straight out of the freshly opened jar. Could you blame me? I don't regret it. I admit it proudly. Once you just smell it you'll understand. It's irresistible.
Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
Makes 5 dozen cookies, 30 sandwich cookies.
Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats' Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies.
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup dulce de leche
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat the butter until it's soft and smooth. Add the dulce de leche and sugars then beat it until it's light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. Gradually add the dry ingredients and stir until it's just incorporated.
Spoon out a heaping tsp for each cookie onto your prepared baking sheets leaving 2 inches of space in between. Bake them for 10 – 12 minutes until they're a golden honey brown colour then transfer them to a cookie rack.
Allow the cookies 5 – 10 minutes to cool before you spread a thin layer of dulce de leche between cookies paired of a similar size and shape. Enjoy!