Browned Butter-Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies


I have a chocolate chip cookie addiction, just like everyone else in this world. Okay so maybe not all of you are addicted in the same way that I am but I constantly crave chocolate chip cookies. If I’m going to make cookies more often then not it’s going to be chocolate chip related. The salted browned butter are probably my favorite so I’ve adapted that recipe to be stuffed with dulce de leche and swirled lightly with cinnamon throughout. It’s sort of my idea of a latin spin on the browned butter chocolate chip cookies. The combination makes me think of churros and dipping them in dulce de leche and melty chocolate, oh yum! These cookies are caramel-y sweet which pairs well with a hint of cinnamon, they’re nutty (thanks to the browned butter) and overflowing with an abundance of various chocolates, then once you bite through all that other goodness and get to the dulce de leche – you’ll realize cookie dreams do come true. Dulce de leche (and similarly sweetened condensed milk) is one of the greatest foods ever. It’s true.

Browned Butter-Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking Classy

If you’d like you could omit the cinnamon or you could make these salted if desired. If you find that your cookie dough is dry after adding in the flour mixture (which you probably wont, but just in case you do) you can mix in a tablespoon of milk or sour cream for a little added moisture. Enjoy!

Browned Butter-Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking Classy


Browned Butter-Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking Classy

Browned Butter-Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Cooking Classy

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Browned Butter-Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: About 26 cookies


  • 1 cup butter , diced into pieces (I used 1/2 c salted 1/2 c unsalted)
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 1/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dulce de leche , homemade or store bought


  1. Brown butter in a medium saucepan (for a tutorial on how to brown butter see link here, be sure to brown it well enough and also not too long. I brown mine just a bit darker than the picture on the link). Remove from heat and pour into a heatproof storage container, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes, or until cool (alternately you can just let it rest at room temp or in the fridge until cool, it will just take longer).
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. Remove butter from freezer and pour into the bowl of an electric stand mixer, using a rubber spatula to scrape out any excess. Add light-brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla to butter. Fit mixer with the paddle attachment and whip on medium-high speed until slightly pale and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition until combined. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined (if at this point your dough seems dry, stir in 1 Tbsp of milk or sour cream. I didn't use it but someone had mentioned with the similar recipe I posted that theirs seemed dry so just wanted to mention the solution just in case). Stir in chocolate chips. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes - 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator. Scoop dough out about 2 1/2 Tbsp at a time, flatten dough into a thin bowl shape and add a heaping tsp of dulce de leche to the center of dough. Wrap dough around dulce de leche, being sure to fully enclose. Place on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough and spacing cookies 2 1/2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 10 - 12 minutes. Allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  4. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy, adapted from my Salted Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  • Jason: I tried this receipe, and have a couple questions. 1) how do you make Dulce de leche? I found another recipe that said to just cook sweeten condensed milk until it thickens? but I think I cooked it too long as the caramel became very chewy? 2) my cookies were flat, how do I get them to not be flat?

    Thanks August 28, 2013 at 3:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: For the dulce de leche I’ve made in the paste I’ve used this method:, not sure if I’ve cooked mine quite that long though. Then for the cookies you can chill them after rolling for an hour and then they should spread less and not be flat. September 6, 2013 at 12:57pm Reply

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