Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies


These Latin America-inspired chocolate cookies feature a sweet window of dulce de leche at their center.

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Cool Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 58 mins
26 to 28 sandwich cookies


  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 13.4 ounce can dulce de leche


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.

  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch round scallop-edge cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Using a 1-inch round scallop-edge cookie cutter, cut out the center of half of the cutouts.

  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until firm when lightly pressed with a finger. Cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

  5. Spread about two teaspoons dulce de leche on the flat side of a solid cookie. Top with a cutout cookie, bottom side down. Repeat with remaining cookies and dulce de leche.


Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
9g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 26
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 200mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 81mg 2%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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