It was late on a Sunday, and I wanted cookies. It’s was an overwhelming feeling of “need a cookie now”! When in the throws of a cookie emergency I first think of chocolate chip cookies. But, to my disappointment I found no chocolate chips or chocolate bars to chop for chocolate chunks in the pantry.
What I did find was a can of dulce the leche. My first thought was to open the can, grab a spoon and call it a night, but even that is a little excessive for me. Instead, I decided to make a cookie to use as a vessel to eat the dulce de leche. Because a cookie is less extravagant than a spoon…right?
My first thought was to “stuff” the cookies with the dulce de leche, but it’s too soft to shape the cookie around the dulce de leche. That is when I thought to keep it simple and just do a thumbprint cookie. And, what taste better with dulce de leche than coconut! It’s perfect a little tinge of coconut and a gooey puddle of dulce de leche.
Cookie emergency averted. First I took a small bite and got crumbly, coconut and butter cookie. Then I took a big bite and got cookie and dulce de leche that stuck to the roof of my mouth. A glass of milk was required.
Simple, easy cookies filled with so much goodness! Great for a late night emergency or a bribe.