I had to do some cookie baking for someone special. When I went into my cabinet, I discovered two cans of dulce de leche that I had bought last month and forgot all about. I found this recipe for Dulce de Leche Cookies on one of my favorite food blogs, Annie's Eats. The recipe is from the cookbook, Dorie Greenspan's Baking:From My Home to Yours , which is one of my revered baking cookbooks. I took a peek in the book to find that Dorie suggested spreading melted bittersweet chocolate on each side of the cookie before spreading with the leche. YUM! I took it a step further and added coconut. YUM! YUM!
I was a little concerned that these might be too sweet adding all of the extras but they are not at all! The cookie itself has a subtle flavor of caramel and is chewy. I could easily eat a few of them plain with a glass of milk and be content. Adding the chocolate, dulce de leche, and the coconut turns turns my contentment into pure bliss. Who wouldn't want a cookie that does that?