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Dulce de Leche Cookies

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Dulce de Leche Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 40

Caramel apple dip is the quick filling sandwiched between tender sugar cookies. MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 6, 2011
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

Garnish

1
cup flaked coconut

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
2/3
cup sugar
2
egg yolks
3
tablespoons dark rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract plus 2 1/2 tablespoons water
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup sugar

Filling

1
cup caramel apple dip (from 16-oz container)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Turn off oven. In food processor bowl with metal blade, place cooled coconut. Cover; process until ground. Set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until smooth. Add egg yolks, rum and vanilla. On high speed, beat about 1 minute or until blended.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. On ungreased nonstick (not insulated) cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. Dip bottom of small glass into 1/4 cup sugar; press on cookies to make about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  • 5
    Bake 10 to 11 minutes or just until edges begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 6
    For each sandwich cookie, spread about 1 teaspoon of the caramel apple dip on bottom of 1 cookie, spreading to edge of cookie. Top with second cookie. Gently squeeze until filling oozes out a little around the side. Roll edges of cookies in ground coconut.

  • As a substitute for the coconut garnish, use finely chopped peanuts.
  • Next time, try dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk) instead of the caramel apple dip. Look for it in the Hispanic section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich Cookie
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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