TWD: Dulce de Leche Duos

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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I have a terrible cold and I feel like crap, so this post is going to be short and “sweet”.  This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is Dulce de Leche Duos, selected by Jodie from Beansy Loves Cake.  Basically, they are sandwich cookies that contain dulce de leche right in the cookie dough, and that are filled with more dulce de leche.  Dorie says that these cookies are supposed to turn out “round and flattish, crisp on the outside and soft, almost cakey and just a little chewy in their skinny centers.” Mine were round, but the similarity ends there.  My cookies were not very flat, and they definitely didn’t have any crispiness or chewiness in them.  They were really more like small round disks of cake.  I think I would have loved them if they had been flat crispy cookies, but they weren’t – and I didn’t.

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I didn’t dislike these cookies, by any means. They just weren’t what I was expecting.  Besides, anything with that much dulce de leche involved can’t be all bad!  I was surprised that the cookies themselves were not terribly sweet, as I had expected them to be.  Because of this, Mr. SGCC actually ate a few – and liked them!  Mini-SGCC liked them so much that she didn’t even bother to make sandwiches out of them.  She just dunked her cookies right into the dulce de leche jar and had at it. 

I thought about drizzling some melted chocolate on top of my Dulce de Leche Duos to up the “wow factor” a little, but as I mentioned earlier, I feel like crap and just couldn’t muster up the energy to do so.  I did, however, sprinkle a few flakes of Maldon sea salt on top of each cookie before I baked them.  It gave them a little “salted butter caramel” vibe, which I liked.

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If you’d like to see lots more Dulce de Leche Duos, stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll and have a look.  If you’d like to try them for yourself, the recipe can be found on Jodie’s site and, of course, in Baking: From My Home To Yours.

39 responses to TWD: Dulce de Leche Duos

  1. On March 23, 2010 at 11:55am, Amy from She Wears Many Hats said...

    They look fantastic. And they also look like they would be crispy. What would you do differently to make them crisp up?

    Hope you’re feeling better soon. Allergy season is already getting the best of me.

  2. On March 23, 2010 at 11:59am, the wicked noodle said...

    These look luscious! I adore dulce le leche!

  3. On March 23, 2010 at 12:13pm, Nic said...

    Hey yours kinda look like mine, but mine look like they do because I skipped the part that says put the dulce in the batter! I love the idea of the salt on top. They look lovely.

    Hope you feel better!

  4. On March 23, 2010 at 12:13pm, sarah said...

    mine were not crispy either, but they were chewy…yum!

  5. On March 23, 2010 at 12:17pm, Cristine said...

    I bet they tasted great with the salt. Hope you feel better soon!

  6. On March 23, 2010 at 12:18pm, Tangled Noodle said...

    Hope you’re feeling much better! Crispy, chewy, or cake-y, these cookies look wonderful! It’s nice to know that despite the DdeL being added into the dough, they are not overly sweet – that’s what the filling is for. I do like the dunking idea, though . . . 8-)

  7. On March 23, 2010 at 12:33pm, Rosa said...

    Mmmhhh, they look sinfully delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  8. On March 23, 2010 at 12:38pm, The Food Hunter said...

    MMM…they look yummy! Hope you’re feeling better.

  9. On March 23, 2010 at 12:48pm, Teanna said...

    I think they have plenty of wow factor! I hope you feel better!

  10. On March 23, 2010 at 12:52pm, carmen said...

    Your cookies are gorgeous – love the thick layer of dulce de leche! mine weren ‘t crispy either or chewy either – just really soft!

  11. On March 23, 2010 at 1:11pm, katy said...

    those look amazing, and i love how your ‘you might also find these delicious” section has equally amazing alternatives!

  12. On March 23, 2010 at 1:19pm, Joanne said...

    I have to say that even if you didn’t LOVE these, they look pretty darn amazing. And like you said – that much dulce de leche is impossible to mess up. I tend to like a chewier cookie (more like whoopie pies) so I bet I would like these.

    I hope you feel better!

  13. On March 23, 2010 at 1:25pm, dani said...

    sooooooooooooooooooo tempting :)

  14. On March 23, 2010 at 1:40pm, justcooknyc said...

    that’s weird about the texture being disappointing, but i have to agree with others that they do LOOK amazing

  15. On March 23, 2010 at 1:40pm, nina said...

    I hope, after eating one of these delicious cookies you will feel A for away!!!

  16. On March 23, 2010 at 1:41pm, food librarian said...

    These look delicious. I love the addition of salt. That is a winning addition. – mary the food librarian

  17. On March 23, 2010 at 1:46pm, SMITH BITES said...

    awwww so sorry you’re not feeling well – hope you get better soon! still swooning over your panna cotta!

  18. On March 23, 2010 at 2:11pm, Mary said...

    The salt on top sounds like a great idea! Mine didn’t flatten out at all, so the sandwiches were like golfballs! Get well soon!

  19. On March 23, 2010 at 2:28pm, The Italian Dish said...

    I have to read any post that contains dulce de leche! I’m sorry you don’t feel well, Susan — get better soon. Sleep.

  20. On March 23, 2010 at 3:15pm, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    I think I prefer the idea of a cakey cookie to a crispy one in this recipe, so whatever you did, I think you did right!

    Mini had the right idea. The sandwich is cool, but dunking them straight into the jar also sounds pretty good.

  21. On March 23, 2010 at 3:33pm, Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said...

    Sometimes, doing something wrong gives you even better results. Because cakey chewy sure sounds more appealing than crunchy!

  22. On March 23, 2010 at 3:38pm, Valen said...

    ahhhh feel better soon! The cookies look good!

  23. On March 23, 2010 at 4:58pm, Tia @ ButtercreamBarbie said...

    nice with the little sea salt sprinlke. i bet this coaxed out the flavor a lot.

  24. On March 23, 2010 at 6:00pm, Jennifer said...

    Your cookies look absolutely LUSCIOUS!!!!!!

    Feel better soon!

  25. On March 23, 2010 at 6:09pm, Karen@Mignardise said...

    They look like little yummy whoopie pies to me. And that’s a good thing.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon! Being sick takes the fun out of everything.

  26. On March 23, 2010 at 6:13pm, Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

    You are right, anything w/ dulce de leche can’t be all bad! :)

  27. On March 23, 2010 at 8:27pm, Kelly said...

    Those cookies look amazing- but I’m surprised they weren’t sweet- I would think they would be. Sometimes I like desserts that are slightly less sweet though.

    Sorry you have a cold, feel better!

  28. On March 23, 2010 at 10:39pm, Margaret said...

    Well, they LOOK wonderful. Mine came out chewy and delicious. Maybe it’s the cold you are suffering from. Hope you feel better soon.

  29. On March 24, 2010 at 5:32am, FFichiban said...

    Oohh I think they still look very tasty! And they would be like cake-bites with DDL! hee hee

  30. On March 24, 2010 at 10:59am, bellini valli said...

    I hope you get better soon Susan. My cold remedy would be to eat plenty of these cookies with some hot tea and honey. Throw in some whishy and your sinus’ will clear.

  31. On March 24, 2010 at 12:09pm, Manggy said...

    Oh no, please feel better soon. I’m pretty sure a few of these (er, maybe if they were crispy) would perk you right back up!

  32. On March 24, 2010 at 1:01pm, dani said...

    get well soon :)

  33. On March 24, 2010 at 3:01pm, Lucy said...

    I have also recently had a cold so know the misery and hope you get much better fast! These cookies look gorgeous and a great bake to cheer you up whilst ill. Yum :D

  34. On March 24, 2010 at 4:54pm, Nicole Spasiano said...

    even though your cookies did not turn out as decribed they look beautiful! Plus I think I woul dlove them with the sea salt

  35. On March 25, 2010 at 12:10am, Jodie said...

    sorry you didn’t love them, but yours look great. Feel better!

  36. On March 25, 2010 at 9:05pm, Dawn@CocinaSavant said...

    these look delicious! i made something simlair over the weekend with cashews in the cream and cashew butter in the cookies. these look great though! hope you start feeling better :)

  37. On March 28, 2010 at 12:15am, Jules said...

    Yum! Wish I’d thought of the salt.

  38. On March 30, 2010 at 10:58pm, Amanda said...

    I LOVE sandwich cookies, and these sound great!

  39. On April 27, 2010 at 7:29pm, PastryPrincess said...

    maybe they’re not the height of pastry beauty but they still look pretty darn scrumptious to me! you’re more than right, nothing with dulce de leche can ever be bad! ;) caramel and chewiness sound pretty tempting to me and i hope they cheered you up!

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