Dulce De Leche Puff Pastry Cookies

54 cookies
45 min

Your mind will be blown at how elegant and simple and unbelievably delicious these little pastry cookies are!

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Make these addictive cookies with this bestseller dolce de leche spread that Amazon reviewers swear by!

So this is more of a guide than a recipe per se but regardless, either way, whoa. Puff pastry cookies with dulce de leche?! I mean, holy cow people, omg. Right?! Right.

I've only recently discovered the joys of dulce de leche and I do not know what took me so dang long to delve into the wonders of these little cans.

Have you tried it?

It really is as simple as rolling out a sheet of puff pastry dough, cutting some shapes, baking it, and filling the little sandwich cookies. Fun for the whole family!

But I'll tell ya, it doesn't taste simple -- in fact, these are beautiful. They're light. Crispy. Creamy. Caramel-y. Modest yet complex. Sweet but not too sweet. Demure yet robust. Sticky and fancy and buttery one-bite elegant delights.

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Cut the puff in squares, circles, other shapes or sizes, with a cookie cutter, a knife, or pizza cutter then bake.

Don't forget, this is more of a guide than an actual formula.

Gently slice each baked puff in half, smear with dulce de leche, and good luck not eating them all before your guests arrive. Seriously. Good luck.

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You're not going to believe how delicious these are.

Of course, it's puff pastry, so these are best the day-of but you can store these loosely covered for a couple of days.

If they make it that far....


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Dulce De Leche Puff Pastry Cookies
Recipe details
  • 54  cookies
  • Prep time: 25 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 8.6 ounces (244 g) puff pastry, defrosted (one sheet)
  • 3/4 can (285 g) dulce de leche
  • powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Note: this recipe is more of a guide than an actual formula. The amounts listed in the ingredients are flexible, mainly listed for nutritional calculations, and for general guidance.
Defrost the puff pastry in the refrigerator overnight or on the counter for a couple of hours. If going with the counter method, be sure to refrigerate before use.
Begin preheating the oven to 400° F (200° C) and line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Roll the puff pastry to about 1/8" thick (0.32 cm). Cut out 1 1/2" squares (3.81 cm) with a cookie cutter, knife, or pizza cutter. Larger sizes can be cut as well as circles or other shapes. Baking time may need adjusting for larger shapes.
Re-roll the puff pastry scraps only once and cut the remaining shapes if necessary.
Refrigerate the cut pieces for 10 minutes.
Place the cut puff pastry dough shapes on the baking sheet with about 1" (2.5 cm) between them and bake until light golden brown and very puffy, about 15-20 minutes.
Cool the baked puff shapes on a cooling rack, about 5 minutes then cut each in half like sandwiches very carefully with a serrated knife.
Gently spread a 1/2 teaspoon (about 5 g) of dulce de leche for the 1 1/2" size squares on one half of each then top with the other half. Adjust as necessary for other shapes and sizes.
Dust with powdered sugar to serve, optional.
Store loosely covered.
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  • Cindi Mills Budd Cindi Mills Budd on Apr 14, 2022

    Sounds so good! 😋

  • Jery Jery on Apr 15, 2022

    Sounds amazing. I have a question. Does puff pastry come in layers or does it have a single piece. Do I roll out all the layers as one or do you use just one layer? Thanks! I think my family would love this and it would be easy to do with the kids and fancy!!!!

    • Becky at The Bake Dept Becky at The Bake Dept on Apr 15, 2022

      If you buy the puff pastry, it comes as one solid sheet and likely 2 sheets per box, which you'd roll out. You'd use one sheet for this. After rolling, cut the shapes, bake them and that's when they puff up in layers. You'll then slice the puffed baked pieces and fill. Thank you!