Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Sara on September 6, 2011

cooling cookies

I first came up with this recipe a couple of years ago, when I was obsessed with dulce de leche. I guess I still am, but I’m now smart enough to keep it far, far, away from me because I just can’t seem to control myself around the stuff.

Back then, I wanted a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that made a small batch, and I wanted to incorporate dulce de leche, because I had not yet learned to keep myself away from this decadent caramel.

warm dulce de leche chocolate chip cookie


I modeled the cookies on a premade dough tray I purchased from the grocery store years and years ago. My cookies remind me of those cookies from long ago, only I think they’re better. They don’t use up the entire can of caramel, but I’m sure you can come up with plenty of ideas for the leftovers – I know I did…

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies

Print Recipe

8 tablespoons (113 grams) unsalted butter
1/2 cup (100 grams) light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup (55 grams) granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup (110 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (170 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can dulce de leche

Preheat oven to 375F/190C. Line baking sheet with parchment.

In medium bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the egg yolk, stir until incorporated. Add vanilla, stir to combine.

In a small bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the sugar mixture and stir until just a few streaks of flour remain. Add chocolate chips, fold to combine.

Divide the dough into 12 balls. Flatten each ball and spoon a small amount of dulce de leche in the center. Wrap dough around the caramel to reform a ball and seal the edges. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake 9-13 minutes and cool slightly on pan.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Sandra September 7, 2011 at 7:29 am

Wow, could these be any more decadent!

Kris September 8, 2011 at 11:20 am

Do we use 1 can of dulce de leche? Up above in the description it says that you don’t use up the entire can.

Danielle September 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Oh holy cow these look good! I am such a sucker for dulce de leche anything (: I found you on knapkins, by the way.

Sara September 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Kris, I didn’t use the entire can on these cookies, since the batch only makes about 12 regular size cookies – there’s only so much dough you can wrap around a thick caramel like that.

For the remaining dulce de leche, well, you could always just spread a little on a baked cookie, for a double dose!

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