Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies #CookieWeek

Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are cake-like little chocolate drops that are the surefire fix for any chocolate craving.  

Dulche de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies #CookieWeek from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Welcome to the day 4 of Cookie Week, hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl In the Little Red Kitchen! We’ve teamed together with 10 other talented bloggers to bring you 5 fantastic days of cookie recipes to get you in to the holiday spirits.  Are you feeling like a cookie monster yet? If not you should be – because resisting all these delicious cookies is nearly impossible!

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Can I tell you what the hardest part of a week devoted to all cookie recipes is?

And yes, there is a difficult part, don’t look at me like that.

It isn’t the baking, or the test tasting, or even the photographing.  It’s the figuring out what to write.  I mean, how many times can I say this cookies are awesome – you should make them right this second and eat them as soon as they are cool enough to do so in a creative manner?

I wish I could say exactly that because it’s the truth, especially with these little nuggets of chocolatey goodness.

It’s not like I have pages and pages of cookie recipes handed down by my grandmothers and mom with stories attached to write about.  We weren’t that type of family, sure my mom baked and she’s a very good baker but she’s more the oh I’m going to try this recipe I found in the paper/new cookbook/on tv/I heard from a friend.  My maternal grandma didn’t bake at all, heck she didn’t even cook and as far as I know my bubby was only awesome in the savory dishes – I think I’ll have to ask dad if she baked.

Dulche de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies - The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

So all these recipes that you see here are made up in my head or inspired by things I encounter in my daily goings on.  Not very exciting is it?

What I wanted this time was a nice cocoa based cookie with a little surprise in the middle and dulce de leche sounded pretty darn good to me.

What I got was a munchkin in cookie form.  Oh man, I feel bad for anyone that grew up in yeast donut land and has never experienced a munchkin before and since there must be a good amount of you out there, just make these cookies, they are about 1 millions times better than chocolate munchkins anyway.

Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
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  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • dulce de leche
  • confectioners sugar


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Whisk together and make sure no lumps remain from the cocoa powder.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until combined, about 1 minutes and beat in the eggs 1 at a time on medium speed. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix in the flour mix in two parts on medium-low speed.
  5. With a cookie scoop, take a portion of dough out and press down in the center, take a small amount of dulce de leche and place it in the indent in your cookie scoop. Carefully cover up the dulce de leche with cookie dough and release into your hand. Roll into a ball and place on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes - the cookies should be soft when it comes out the oven and just a tad under baked. Let sit for a minutes before transferring to your cooling rack to cool. As the cookies are cooling, place the confectioners sugar in a fine mesh sieve and give a generous dusting over all the cookies.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Recipe Type: Cookies, Dessert


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13 thoughts on “Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Cookies #CookieWeek

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  3. Stacy

    Your introduction made me laugh because I was just sitting here pondering tomorrow’s post and what to write. It’s a buttery sugar cookie but with oatmeal, and chocolate on the outside. Lacks oomph, yes? I’m working on it.

    Meanwhile, I can use all the usual superlatives on your cookie! Awesome, delicious, STUFFED with dulce. I must confess to growing up outside of Munchkinland but if these are they, I’d like to go there.

  4. susan // the wimpy vegetarian

    I struggle with the same thing with comments too. How many times can I say a cookie (or something else) looks awesome, fabulous, fantastic, on someone’s site and still sound genuine? Seriously these look fabulous, Susan. Really, really, really 🙂

  5. Carla (@charliesue)

    I totally support using “Cookies are awesome!” as the exclusive text for this week! I mean, it’s the truth! They are!

    I think THESE cookies are ESPECIALLY awesome, chocolate and dulce de leche is just the BEST combo.

  6. Nancy @ gottagetbaked

    I’m always amazed when I see bloggers’ stuffed cookies. Every time I try to make ’em, the filling just oozes out all over the place. It still tastes great but looks like a hot mess. I need to learn your ways! These are gorgeous, Susan and that flavour combo must be amazing.

    1. Susan Palmer

      I was always amazed too and then i did my little trick of putting the stuffing in when the dough was still in the cookie scoop. Kept things clean and was easy to cover the filling up. You must try it!


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