Coffee dulce de leche icebox cookies



10 min


1 h 30 min


55 to 60

Coffee dulce de leche icebox cookies

Roberto Caruso


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee granules
  • dulce de leche , for filling


  • Stir flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add 2 tbsp instant-coffee granules to flour mixture. Set aside.
  • Beat butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture, just until combined. Gather into a ball.
  • Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Roll into 1-in.-round balls and set on baking sheet. Make a deep indent in the centre of each ball. Bake in centre of oven until golden, 11 to 12 min. Let cookies cool on sheet for 1 min. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Pipe or spoon a dulce de leche dollop in centre of each cookie.

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