This is my biggest giveaway yet… but we’ll get to that later.
Today, I’m coming at you with not one, but TWO recipes in a post! I never really ate any dulce de leche until I started dating my DF. His grandma makes it from scratch and puts it into her alfajores (another dessert I never ate until my DF) or serves it with her homemade flan. I can’t compete with her kitchen skills, but I found an easy way to make dulce de leche at home when I can’t get homemade sweets from Abuela.
All you need is some Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk and a crockpot! It’s that simple. You can have freshly made dulce de leche at home with a touch of a button.
I then took the finished dulce de leche and mixed them into my cookie dough with dark chocolate covered espresso beans to create this cookie.
As if that wasn’t enough, I drizzled some more dulce de leche on top because you can never have enough of that stuff. Seriously. I love eating it with everything: with bread, in my coffee, on ice cream, by the spoonful…
With my DF’s family, it’s almost guaranteed that we have dulce de leche at every big family gathering (he’s Argentinian) and I’m so grateful to be a part of it. With my family, the only dessert that we ever had for the holidays was a bûche de Noël cake. My mom lived in Paris for a couple of years and the Vietnamese culture was heavily influenced by the French… or maybe my parents just only liked bûche de Noël cakes.
Is there a particular dessert that you always have around the holidays?
These cookies are extremely soft and full of dulce de leche flavor. The dark chocolate covered espresso beans give it a nice crunch and balance the sweet flavor with a bitter touch.
And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG SO FAR!
I’m giving away a BRAND NEW 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head KitchenAid Stand Mixer and Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk! There are a couple of ways to enter, as shown. The easiest way? Keep voting for my Macaroni and Cheese once a day and you’ll get two entries a day until the contest is over! This contest ends at 12AM on December 2nd, so good luck!!
This is a sponsored post, but the opinions expressed are my own.