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TWD: Dulce de Leche Duos

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 [1] recipe is Dulce de Leche Duos, selected by Jodie from Beansy Loves Cake [2].  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 [3] 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.

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.

If you’d like to see lots more Dulce de Leche Duos, stop by the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll [4] and have a look.  If you’d like to try them for yourself, the recipe can be found on Jodie’s site [5] and, of course, in Baking: From My Home To Yours. [6]