Dulce de Leche Spiced Thumbprint Cookies (Alfajor)
24 to 26 cookies
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 2/3 cup Domino® Light Brown Sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup prepared Dulce de Leche
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare parchment-lined cookie sheets.
Cream butter and sugar together in medium mixing bowl until light in color, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Sift all remaining dry ingredients together in separate bowl, then stir into creamed mixture until well blended. Do not overmix.
Portion dough into halves; wrap in plastic wrap and chill 15 to 20 minutes.
Roll chilled dough into 24 to 26 balls; place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Make a deep thumbprint in the center of each dough ball.
Bake cookies 10 to 11 minutes, or until just lightly browned. Cookies will firm a bit more after baking.
Fill cooled cookies with 1/2 teaspoon or more of Dulce de Leche.
These cookies, made with pumpkin pie spice, taste like mini caramel pumpkin pies! For a more traditional taste, use only ground cinnamon.
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