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Dulce de Leche Filled Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt together.
  • In a separate bowl, beat brown sugar and butter together until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Shape the dough into 24 balls. There should be cookie dough left over. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Use a spoon or your thumb to make a large 1/2 inch imprint in each ball.
  • Place the dulce de leche into a piping bag or ziplock bag. Cut off the edge of the bag and pipe dulce de leche into each thumbprint hole until 3/4 full. Cover dulce de leche with a piece of the reserved dough. Gently roll the cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar mix until coated, then place back on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned. Let cool completely before eating.