Happy Cinco de Mayo week! I’m not quite sure why, but I really love this holiday. Maybe it is because one of my closest friends is Mexican and she is so proud of her culture. (Or possibly I just like an excuse to drink margaritas and eat Enchiladas.) Either way, I knew I wanted to make something this week that would be a festive treat for the holiday.
I have been brainstorming some 5/5 appropriate recipes and this is the first one I will be sharing. These delicious treats consist of spicy chocolate cookies filled with creamy dulce de leche. Some cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne pepper really enhance the chocolate flavor, balancing the creamy caramel centers perfectly! I chose to make my Dulce de Leche from some sweetened condensed milk that I already had, but you could just buy it ready made as well.
I loved making these because I actually had ALL the ingredients in my pantry to begin with. Also, the cookies only required one bowl (which I love.) The dough needs to be rolled into logs and chilled for a couple hours, (as always I sped this up by putting in in the freezer,) but all in all, I think it’s a very simple recipe. ¡Disfruta!
To Store: Layer assembled cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or freeze unassembled cookies for up to 3 months.
Cookie Recipe: Better Homes and Gardens