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Butter Cookies with Dulce de Leche

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Butter Cookies with Dulce de Leche

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  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter softenened
  • 3/4 to 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Pisco or regular brandy
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting


  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a large baking sheet.
  • Whisk together cornstarch 3/4 cup flour baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  • Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy then beat in egg yolks Pisco and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture until combined adding 1 to 2 tablespoons flour if dough is sticky. (Dough should be soft.)
  • Form dough into a disk and roll out into an 11-inch round (1/8 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin. Cut out 32 rounds with cutter (reroll scraps if necessary) and transfer to sheet arranging rounds 1/2 inch apart.
  • Bake until firm and pale golden around edges 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a rack and cool 10 minutes.
  • Sandwich cookies with about 1/2 teaspoon dulce de leche. Dust with confectioners sugar.