Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dulce de Leche and White Chocolate M&M Cookies


Well, if you are looking for something to make with your leftover Easter candy or leftover dulce de leche, you have come to the right place.  Target sold white chocolate M&M's this year at Easter time.  I don't remember seeing these before.  I had to try them.  They taste phenomenal.  And I don't usually like white chocolate.  I am more of a dark chocolate or milk chocolate kinda gal.

Before I ate the whole bag by myself, I decided I had to make some treats with them.  I really liked the taste of white chocolate and dulce de leche in my Dulce de Leche Rice Krispie Treats so I thought I give it a try with some cookies.  I took inspiration for my cookies from How Sweet It Is Puffy Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips.

I am finding all sorts of new uses for dulce de leche.  If it wasn't for my Argentinian in-laws, I wouldn't even know it existed.  Now that would be a shame. 
I love the colors of these M&M's.  So pretty!
I could have just eaten the batter like this, but I was good and baked it.  Although I did have to battle my daughter to lick the bowl afterwards.
The cookies started out puffy, but then flattened out.  I was a little disappointed, but the flavor combo was right on.  Just the right amount of dulce de leche and white chocolate M&M's.  Heaven!  The cookies came out soft on the outside and chewy on the inside. 

Dulce de Leche and White Chocolate M&M Cookies
by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15-10min.
Cook Time: 10-12min.
Keywords: bake dessert dulce de leche white chocolate m&m's cookie
Ingredients (about 24 cookies)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons of salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 tablespoons of dulce de leche
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate M&M's
Instructions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place butter in microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments until melted. Let cool completely. Then mix the melted butter and the dulce de leche.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the cooled butter/dulce de leche mixture and sugars until they are combined. I used my stand up mixer.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms. Fold in the M&M's. I did this part by hand because the white chocolate M&M's are so big.
Shape the dough into a ball about 1 inch in diameter. I used a cookie scoop. Place on a baking sheet two inches apart and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake.
Let cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Make sure you get your glass of milk ready to dunk those beauties!
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