Tuesdays with Dorie: Dulce de Leche Duos

March 23, 2010 at 1:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 27 Comments

dulce de leche duos

So, I was standing in an aisle at the store, staring crossly at a $7 jar of DdL, wondering if these Dulce de Leche Duos, chosen by Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake for TWD, would be worth it.  Then I suddenly remembered I had an opened can of condensed milk in the fridge.  Score!  I went home and put David Lebovitz’s oven-baked method to the test.  It worked like a charm, and I think I will go with this technique (rather than boil-in-the-can) in the future. 

With dulce de leche both in the cookie batter and acting as the filling, these cookies are sweet, to be sure.  I imagine, though, that the chewy cookies could hold their own as-is, no sandwiching required.  But gilding the lily a little doesn’t hurt either…these are tasty!

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, or read Beansy Loves Cake.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

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  1. wow…. those are puffy cookies! How did you get them like that? Mine flattened out like pancakes! Great, but flat! Glad you found the “homemade” DDL recipe – I loved making it myself! The perfect filling for these cookies – these look beautiful

  2. What is not to like about dulce de leche!!! Yummee!!!

  3. Did you use only chocolate for the filling? I don’t see the Ddl in the middle. Sounds like you and me both thought they were a little too sweet.

    Are you finished with your job at the bakery yet?

    • all wrapped up at the bakery, and currently visiting my folks in seattle. i didn’t use any chocolate…that goo in the middle is the DdL. i didn’t take mine super dark, because i got sick of checking it in the oven…”lost” was about to start, and i have my priorities. hehe!

  4. These cookies are great with or without the filling! Yours look delicious!

  5. Yum your cookies looks great. These cookies were really good!

  6. Yum! Your cookie looks like a walnut stuffed with dulce de leche.

  7. These are some of the best cookies I’ve seen! Mine were flat and ugly!

  8. Ciao ! i love your not spreaded cookies !!!

  9. I actually loved the cookies on their own, but sandwiched with the dulce it was too sweet. Your duo looks perfect! Glad you had luck with oven method for the DDL – I made mine in the crockpot but I hope to try the oven method another time.

  10. $7 for DDL?! Oh my gosh. Glad you were able to make it yourself! The cookie looks lovely! – mary

  11. Ok……what gives?? Yours came out looking gorgeous!! Mine, like many others, were a flat mess, even with adding extra flour! Did you make any changes to the recipe?

    • no, no changes. i did chill the batter before baking, but that’s something i always do with cookies, because it really does help control spread.

      • Huh….maybe I should have chilled mine longer, but I was just too darn impatient!

  12. Your cookies look perfect. I will never buy a can of Dulce de Leche again! :-)

  13. A friend of mine did the boil method and forgot to check the water in it, and it exploded all over her kitchen.

    She said it took months and months to get the caramel off the ceiling, and little places she never thought it’d go.

    I use the crock pot method.

    • yes, i have heard of other disasters with the boil method, so i watch it carefully (although i may use the oven method from now on). i don’t have a crockpot. :(

  14. Mmmm wow these look delicious, anything with dulce de leche is normally amazinggg so im sure these would be just as good as they look :D

  15. Liked the cookies, also made my own dulce de leche…

  16. yummy!
    ive been meaning to make some ddl so ill bookmark this for when i do have some to play arnd with :O)

  17. I love how puffy your cookies are! Mine were a little flat but it didn’t affect the taste. I loved these cookies. I agree they could hold their own as-is but why wouldn’t you sandwich them? Double the cookie double the fun! HA!
    -CB

    http://iheartfood4thought.com

  18. Way to go on your ddl method! Save that money! woohoo!

  19. Oh yum! You photo is delicious! Love how they turned out!

  20. I love DDL! I made it once and struggled to keep my hands off it to fill my alfajores! mmmm. :) These look like a mighty fine alternative to alfajores!

  21. What a delicious looking cookie!! Your photo is fantastic.

  22. Hi :-)
    You have wonderful cakes
    I love the “cake with the fleas” and these cookies look great as well.
    You have wonderful blog and thank you.

  23. I’ve baked condensed milk in the oven, too. A Chilean friend told me about it. Great that David does it, too. How much cheaper is it that way? Like making homemade creme fraiche. Super easy. Super cheap!


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