For whatever reason, 2015 has become the year where weekends are dedicated to baking.

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

It’s awesome, really. In the morning when my workout is finished, I spend the afternoons creating something sweet and delicious. My kitchen wafts the scent of fresh baked bread, scones, and cookies throughout the rest of my tiny apartment, and I know that my afternoons and evenings will be spent enjoying whatever treat was just made.

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

I’ve been baking for fun and to relax for years (hence, starting this blog and maintaining it for so long), but recently it’s become more than that for me. It’s become something I know that I will be doing for the rest of my life. And in and amongst the craziness of this life I live, and the chaos of not knowing what the future will bring, it’s really nice to have something like a homemade baked good that you damn well know is better than anything you can buy.

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

I was recently approached by the people at Firmoo who asked me if I wanted to try a pair of their glasses. They have a cute collection for bloggers that I was interested in, and since my old glasses are unbelievably out of style and don’t fit my prescription anymore, I was SO DOWN! I chose a pair of thick framed beauties that I liked and have been blown away by how much better I can see. As in, I can actually see the recipes I’ve written down on my computer…this is unusual and magical all at once.

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

Trying to make cookies without wearing one’s glasses is a nightmare, so I can’t tell you how happy I’ve been with mine! The package I got included a pair of glasses, a nice case, spectacle pouch, cleaning cloth and tiny screwdriver.

Now that I can see that oozing dulce de leche more clearly, I can go to sleep a happier human.

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

These cookies are delicious. I used chopped milk chocolate for the cookie base, stuffed the centres with Bonne Maman dulce de leche (my fav) and sprinkled the tops of the cookies with fleur de sel. The best combination for the weekend…and now weekday lunches!

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: about 12-16 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 milk chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche, divided
  • Flaked sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, add the butter and chocolate chips and whisk together until both have melted. Add the brown sugar and cocoa powder to the pot and stir to combine. Take off the heat and quickly beat in the egg and salt until incorporated. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the baking soda and flour together. Slowly add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir until just combined. Place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place round dough mounds on baking sheet spaced at least 2 inches apart. Using your thumb, make a well in the centre of each cookie. Fill each hole with dulce de leche, and then put a small amount of dough on top of the caramel to seal it in.
  5. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until the tops of cookies are just set. Remove from oven and sprinkle each cookie with some flaked sea salt.
  6. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Call Me Cupcake

http://warmvanillasugar.com/2015/03/24/milk-chocolate-cookies-with-dulce-de-leche/

Disclosure: The people at Firmoo sent me a pair of glasses for free, but all opinions expressed are my own and are unbiased and based on my personal views. Thanks for supporting my blog by reading about brands and products I use and love.

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22 Responses to Milk Chocolate Cookies with Dulce De Leche

  1. Nanny says:

    Sounds utterly awesome. Maybe you could try some when you come. You and Irish are in style <3

  2. I’m honestly not sure the dulce de leche would make it into the cookies because I’m pretty sure I’d eat the entire jar with a spoon! This looks mouth-watering divine! 🙂

  3. Oh goodness, that caramel oozing out of those babies is to DIE for! I agree, baking is something that I know I’ll keep up for years and years to come. It’s such a nice stress reliever at the end of the day : )

  4. Dulche de Leche AND milk chocolate all in one? That sounds amazing!!!

  5. I have to make these ASAP! Milk chocolate and dulce de leche oozing out of them is my idea of cookie heaven 🙂

  6. <3 these cookies!!! I have something similar on my blog, but I swirled the dulce de leche over the dough as opposed to stuffing it in the center. Can't wait to give this a try though! Also, I didn't realize Bonne Maman made dulce de leche??? Game changer!

    • katrina says:

      I was looking at your recipe and Linda’s when I made these!! I am going to try yours with my leftover dulce de leche….I’m really intrigued to see what it’s like scooping up the caramel with the dough. Sounds delicious and way quicker!! Also, YEAH! Bonne Maman is the best.

  7. elly says:

    Hoooooly cow, these look good.

  8. Holy moly, these look AMAZING! And your glasses are super cute! If I wore glasses, I’d totally be picking up a pair for myself right now. =)

  9. I can never pass up a cookie with a gooey filling, those cookies look SO yummy!! Pinned 🙂

  10. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend afternoon!

  11. Love the glasses! I need a new pair too. I’ve waiting far too long. Whoops. These cookies with that ooey gooey center are calling my name!

  12. Cathy says:

    caramel is my absolute favorite! will definitely have to try these one day

  13. Congrats with new glasses! They look really cute 😀
    And those cookies…. yum! Love the melting centre, thanks for the recipe! xx

  14. I simly love dulce de leche! And it’s even better if there is a cookie wrapped around 😉

  15. Girl these look AMAAAAZING! Totally right up my alley!!

  16. Cakespy says:

    These are awesome. Filled cookies are like magical surprises, and this is a delicious variation!!!

  17. Agness says:

    I’m in a food heaven!! Perfect snack for me! Great job, so yummy yummy! <3

  18. Joanne says:

    Ooo love those glasses!! I desperately need a new pair also…I think they’re from 2009? Maybe before then? CRAZY.

    I also desperately need these cookies! THat oozing dulce de leche is one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

  19. Baking is a worthwhile weekend endeavor! Cute glasses!

  20. Oh gosh the filling. . .Drool 🙂 The glasses looks good on you. I like it so much xoxo

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