Galletas de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Cookies)

Dulce de Leche Cookies

Hola everyone,

I made these delicious Dulce de Leche Cookies last month, but somehow never got around to posting them. You can never have too many dulce de leche or arequipe recipes, right? 😉

Make these cookies and share them with someone you love.

Buen provecho!




  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • about ½ cup sugar, for rolling

Galletas de Arequipe


  1. Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 350° .
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Beat the butter on medium speed for a minute or two, until smooth and creamy. Add the dulce de leche and beat for another minute.
  5. Add the sugars and beat for 3 minutes more. Add the egg, beating for 1 minute more.
  6. Scrape down the sides and the bottom of the bowl and, on low speed, add the dry ingredients, mixing for about 2 minutes. The dough will be very soft and mushy.
  7. Pour the ½ cup of sugar onto a small plate. Roll the dough between your palms into balls and drop the balls, a couple at a time, into the sugar.
  8. Roll the balls around in the sugar to coat them, then place on the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between them.
  9. Dip the fork in the sugar and press the tines against each ball until you have a flattened round.
  10. Bake for about 12 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to bottom and front to back at the midway point. The cookies should be a little soft.
  11. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheets for one minute before transferring them to the cooling racks. Cool to room temperature.
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  1. nicole says

    my kids and husband ate these so fast i only got to eat one! jajaja, we looove arequipe, great recipe thanks!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Angelica says


    I would like to make this recipe but with white whole wheat flour. Do you think that I can substitute the normal all-purpose flour?
    I would wait anxiously for your answer. Thanks in advance!

  3. Penny says

    Hola Erica,
    I’m a high school student, and I take Spanish class.
    We are now doing a project for the world language week which we need to choose a Spanish-speaking country and introduce it. The important part of this project is to make some food which they have in that country. And I found this website. Thank you so much for sharing all these recipes!! I believe I will make some great Colombian food.

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