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Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

These easy dulce de leche thumbprint cookies just scream the festive season. The warmth of cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves, with the gooeyness of a puddle of dulce de leche on top.  Sign me up!

Let's get started...

120 g butter (unsalted, at     room temperature) 70 g sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/4 tsp christmas spice     blend 1/2 tsp salt 100 g almond meal 120 g all purpose flour flour jar of dulce de leche

The nitty gritty...

1. In a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Mix on a medium speed for 1-2 minutes until creamy. 2. Add egg and vanilla extract. Again, mix on a medium speed for 1-2 minutes until combined. 3. Add spices, salt, almond meal and flour. Mix and combine all ingredients together on the lowest speed for 30 seconds. 

4. Roll together into a ball and place on a baking sheet or Silpat. Make a well in the center of each cookie by pressing something round into its center. This will also cause the dough to spread and shape into cookies. Refridgerate for 1 hour 5. Preheat oven to 160°c 6. Remove cookies from the fridge and bake for 10 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven and scoop (or pipe) dollops of dulce de leche into each cookie well. 8.Return to the oven and bake for a further 3-4 minutes until the dulce de leche has melted into a puddle. Remove from oven and leave to cool on the baking tray.

Want more?  Check out the link below for the full Spiced Dulce de Leche Thumbprints recipe