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!
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
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!
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.
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!
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!