Tested till perfect Pecan Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
Pecan Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies
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Pecan Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Dulce de leche, a Latin American caramelized milk confection, is available at many grocery and specialty food stores.

By Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2009

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  • Portion size 36 cookies


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupbutter, softened
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuppacked dark brown sugar
  • 1 1egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1 tsp 1tspvanilla
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 2 cups 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupfinely chopped toasted pecanpecans
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupunsweetened desiccated coconut, toasted
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdulce de leche
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In large bowl, beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg yolk, vanilla and salt. In separate bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the pecans and coconut; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions to make smooth dough.

Divide dough in half; form each into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) wide log. Roll each in remaining pecans, pressing to adhere. Wrap each and refrigerate for 1 hour or for up to 24 hours.

Cut logs into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with about 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dulce de leche each. Top with remaining cookies to make sandwiches.

Nutritional Information Per cookie: about

cal 104 pro 2g total fat 6g sat. fat 3g
carb 11g fibre 1g chol 16mg sodium 40mg
potassium 48mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 4 vit A 4 folate 7
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