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Made my favorite Argentinian dessert! Turned out pretty great considering it was my first time making dulce de leche (TJs doesn’t have any so made it from scratch) but if anyone has any hacks for making dulce de leche let me know! 😋


  • 1 can condensed milk (or dulce de leche)

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 egg yolks at room temperature

  • 1 egg at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon cognac (or brandy or whisky)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups cornstarch

  • A few drops vanilla extract

  • Zest of 1/3 lemon

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut, for garnish


  1. We didn't have dulce de leche so we made our own! All you have to do is boil water in a pot (enough to cover a can of condensed milk) and then place the can in. Switch to a simmer and let sit for 4-5 hours. It'll turn into a golden color, promise!

  2. Add the butter, sugar, and eggs into a mixer. Once mixed, add cognac, vanilla, and lemon zest. Mix again. Slowly add in the flour and cornstarch as you mix. Mix well until now dry spots are present.

  3. Let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325ºF.

  4. On a floured surface, flatten out the dough (about 1/4th inch thick). Use a circular cutter to make cookie pieces-- I used a shot glass. Put them on a buttered baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. They'll still be pretty white, but they're cooked. Let cool.

  6. Once cool, put a tablespoon of dulce de leche onto a cookie. Use another cookie to sandwich the dulce de leche between them.

  7. Put coconut flakes on a plate. We chopped the flakes a bit to make it extra fine. Roll the edges of the cookie into the coconut flakes, so they stick to the dulce de leche.

  8. Enjoy!


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