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Dulce de Leche Cookies

Galletas de Arequipe (Dulce de Leche Cookies)

Erica Dinho
Course Dessert
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 12 servings
Calories 195 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup dulce de leche
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup sugar for rolling


  • Position the racks to divide the oven into thirds and preheat the oven to 350° .
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • 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.
  • Add the sugars and beat for 3 minutes more. Add the egg, beating for 1 minute more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roll the balls around in the sugar to coat them, then place on the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between them.
  • Dip the fork in the sugar and press the tines against each ball until you have a flattened round.
  • 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.
  • Let the cookies rest on the baking sheets for one minute before transferring them to the cooling racks. Cool to room temperature.


Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 264IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cookies, dulce de leche recipes
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