Dulce De Leche Thumbprint Cookies
Whether be a potluck or picnic, Dulce De Leche Thumbprint Cookies makes quite a statement. These eye-catching treats are decadently delicious and almost too beautiful to eat!!
These shortbread kind-of cookies are light, buttery and utterly delicious. A yummy treat that everyone will love and appreciate.
Thumbprint cookies are a favorite in my family. They are packed with goodness and will just melt away in your mouth with every bite. The topping in the center adds an extra layer of flavor that makes these cookies even more irresistible.
Are you still figuring out how to say – Dulce-de-Leche? If so, then you are not alone my dear friend. When I first came across this name, I struggled to get it right. But after a few practices, I figured it out. It’s pronounced as – Dool-seh-deh-leh-cheh. Go ahead, give it a try.
The word Dulce de Leche stands for-
- Dulce – sweet
- De – of
- Leche – Milk
All together it means ‘a dessert prepared by caramelizing sugar in milk.’ Its origin dates back to 1829 and it is said that Dulce de Leche originated in Argentina.
Now onto the recipe!
These Dulce De Leche Thumbprint Cookies is a pretty straightforward recipe and requires no fancy equipment. Combine all the ingredients listed under ‘dry and wet ingredients’ and make a soft dough.
Using a cookie cutter create the desired cut-out. Shape as a circle and make an indent or thumbprint in the cookie using a rolling pin. Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes. This step is important. Please do not skip this step.
Cookie dough that is chilled before baking –
- will retain their shape much better and
- butter will not melt as soon as the cookies hits the oven.
Whereas, an un-chilled dough will make the cookies to spread causing a distorted shape. So, chilling a cookie dough is a very important step.
After the dough is chilled, bake as directed. These cookies bake beautifully. Allow them to cool completely before you advance to the next step.
Once cooled, get creative and top these off with your favorite filling. Filing adds a wonderful contrast to these rich and buttery cookies. As an added bonus – these melt-in-your-mouth dulce-de-leche thumbprint cookies
- can be made ahead of time and
- makes a pretty festive season treat.
Wrap them as mini gifts and these make a wonderful home-baked gift for a holiday cookie exchange. Guaranteed to make your holiday season all the merrier.
I sure hope that you give these a try! If you happen to make them then share your yum pictures with me @facebook. Would love to see your creations!
Have a great summer!!
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