These take me back to Miami, where I lived for couple of years in South Beach loving the water, sun, and Cuban food!
My favorite cookies were a sandwich cookie with dulce de leche in the middle, and then rolled in coconut. The caramel on the side just picking of the coconut shreds. Lovely! The only downside was that they could be a little dry.
Not with Dorie's Duos, which have dulce de leche in the batter. I used half white, half whole wheat flour, and it worked really well.
The recipe calls for store bought dulce de leche, but I decided to make it. I used sweetened condensed milk and added salt and cinnamon. I put it in a double boiler and heated and stirred and heated and stirred. After about 30 minutes it still hadn't boiled. So I dumped it in a pan, and as soon as it hit the bottom, it started burning, bad. I grabbed the milk and baking soda and dumped it in, remembering a caramel recipe for New Orlenas pralines. I transferred it back to the double boiler and continued. It turned a pretty brown, and it was done. I tasted...burnt. Again, very burnt.
Dulce de leche 1, me 0.
Pop another can of milk. This time I kept it in the double boiler for over an hour. Sweet perfection!
These were actually worth all the trouble. I'm definitely making again, though I might wait for a special occasion.
Thanks to Jodie of Beansy Love Cakes for this week's pick!