A classic shortbread cookie recipe, turned it into a thumbprint cookie, and then filled it with dulce de leche and a sprinkling of chopped roasted hazelnuts!

Dulce de Leche Cookies




– 3/4 cup butter softened – 2/3 cup sugar – 1/2 teaspoon sea salt – 1 egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 3/4 cups flour – 1/2 can dulce de leche – 1/4 cup hazelnuts roasted & chopped

1 brine

12 hrs

Step 1

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, and salt until creamy.

Step 2

Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue beating for another minute until smooth.

Step 3

Now, add the flour and mix for another minute until the dough is soft.

Step 4

Use a small cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Using your hands, roll the dough into a ball and then place it onto a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Press a thumbprint into the dough. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Step 5

Bake for 13-14 minutes in a preheated 350F until the bottoms are lightly golden. Allow them to cool completely.

Step 6

In a small bowl, combine the dulce de leche and roasted hazelnuts, and then add a small amount into each groove to fill each cookie. Enjoy!