Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dulce de Leche Duos -- Tuesdays with Dorie


First off, a huge thanks to Jodie of Beansy Loves Cake who picked these absolutely amazing cookies for our treat this week at Tuesdays with Dorie. I realize it's not Tuesday anymore, sorry, seem to be running late with everything lately. I was going to just post these next Tuesday along with the Coconut Cake, but these deserve their own post! We loved these cookies and I think that these are probably my favorite cookie we've done with Tuesdays with Dorie, yeah, they are that good. And that is coming from someone who almost didn't make these due to a dulce de leche making disaster...

I attempted making dulce de leche in the oven with the David Lebovitz recipe. My pie plate of sweetened condensed milk and a touch of sea salt, snugly covered with aluminum foil, was resting in a water bath, baking in the oven. After the time was up I took it out, it looked a little underdone to me, so I figured I'd pop it back in the oven, sans aluminum and water bath, just for a few minutes to get it a little darker, oops, big mistake...

After a self cleaning oven cycle and a pie plate that I ended up tossing after scrubbing for way too long, I went back to the internet to figure out another way to do dulce de leche. A lot of people recommended the crock-pot version but I read about there being a little rust ring in the bottom of the slow cooker after cooking the sweetened condensed milk in a can. One suggestion was to put the sweetened condensed milk in a canning jar and then put it in the slow cooker, covered with water, and cook for about 10 hours. I went with that method, and I have to say it was very easy and worked perfectly!




The cookies were easy to make and I loved their soft and slightly chewy texture -- slathered with the dulce de leche and sandwiched together, one delicious treat. I only made a few sandwich cookies at a time, and then kept the cookies in a zip top baggie and when we served some more I spread the dulce de leche on at that time.

Here is my little guy with dulce de leche on his face, asking for just one more cookie...


How could I say no?

9 comments:

Cristine said...

Weren't these cookies fantastic? Your post has me drooling!

CB said...

Oh no! Poor stove and pie plate. Thanks for the tip about the canning jar+crockpot. I think I'll do that next time and that way if there are leftovers (yeah right?!) it's already in it's own little container. Glad you and the little guy enjoyed the cookies!
-CB
http://iheartfood4thought.com

Angie said...

Those look amazing! What a great idea to use the crockpot!

Marthe said...

Liked the cookies, but with the filling they were too sweet for me...

TeaLady said...

Good idea to switch to a jar. Too bad about the oven fiasco. Ah, well, it all came out right.

cookies look wonderful with the dulce oozing over the edge.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I'm sorry for the oven cleaning !! Love your guy !!!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Delicious cookies - and your son is so cute!

SilverMoon Dragon said...

Who can ever say no to more Dulce de Leche?

Kim said...

I think the dulce de leche cookies sound unique and delicious!
Just read your comment over at IHCC. I've been wanting to order Bittman's Vegetarian book myself. I'm excited to see what you cook up!

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