Dulce De Leche Espresso Bean Cookies and a KitchenAid Giveaway!

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20.11.13

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This is my biggest giveaway yet… but we’ll get to that later. :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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?

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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.

Dulce De Leche

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (you can do more at a time if you want)

Directions

  1. Take the labels off of your cans. Place your can in the slow cooker laying down on its side.
  2. Pour hot water in the slow cooker, making sure to have at least an inch of water above the can.
  3. Place lid back on and cook on slow for 8-10 hours. Do NOT open the top at any time during cooking!
  4. Once done, carefully remove the can with tongs and place in cold water. Wait until the can has cooled completely before opening, to prevent any injuries.
  5. For a firmer dulce de leche, cook for the whole 10 hours. If you like yours a little runnier (like mine), 8 hours will do.
http://lovintheoven.com/2013/11/dulce-de-leche-espresso-bean-cookies.html

Dulce De Leche Espresso Bean Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate espresso beans, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream together the butter, dulce de leche, and both sugar.
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Gradually stir in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until just combined.
  5. Mix in the chopped dark chocolate espresso beans.
  6. Drop onto baking sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes.
http://lovintheoven.com/2013/11/dulce-de-leche-espresso-bean-cookies.html

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. THE BIGGEST GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG SO FAR!

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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!!

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This is a sponsored post, but the opinions expressed are my own.

124 comments :

  • MaryB

    Making cinnamon rolls with my grandmother is my favorite baking memory.

  • Allie

    Probably sneaking bites of cookie dough while baking with my Grandmom! we would each be in charge of a dough, and made about five different kinds each. And they all wondered why there were so few chocolate chip cookies!

  • Tamara Daviston

    My favorite holiday baking memory is when I had my nieces and daughter and we tried to make oreo cookie balls and they turned out so nasty but the fun and time spent together was priceless. They are 18+ now so they don’t have much time to do this with me anymore. :)

  • Janet Morrissey

    Going to my grandmother’s house. They’d send all of us kids out to rake the leaves while our parents helped grandma finish everything. Then we’d have the best turkey ever and her homemade mincemeat pie. We were also allowed a tiny glass of out choice of Port or cream sherry with our dessert.

  • Ashley stites

    Family baking at my great-grandparents farm in Texas. We’d be out gathering pecans from the trees and come in for cookie time. the house on the farm always smelled SO good

  • Ashley k

    my favorite baking memory has little to do with eating – it was actually making the baked ornaments we put on the tree. we used a simple flour/water/salt recipe to make the dough, then shaped it and cut it out and painted it. those were some of my favorite moments with my mother and grandmother, and i’m really looking forward to repeating that with my children (when I have them!).

  • molly

    Holiday cookie exchanges top my list of baking memories- so many different kinds to try!

  • Heidi Darling

    Yay!! I need that mixer and few lessons from you!

  • Sarinah Van Syoc

    my favorite holiday memory has to be making rice krispy christmas trees and wreaths with my mom for all our friends.

  • Heidi Darling

    Oh yeah I was supposed to leave my favorite holiday memories…
    Yorkshire pudding at my Grammie and Papa’ house!

  • carolyn

    I loved baking cookies and brownies with my friends every holiday season growing up :)

  • Danica

    Making English Toffee with my mom

  • brittany

    Making ginger bread house with my oldest son. We’re gonna make eggnog this year! my son loves to cook, just like his momma :)

  • melissa

    Favorite baking memory is baking with my younger cousins and teaching them amazing life baking skills

  • Mona P

    baking with my mom and nieces

  • Tatiana Rojas

    Baking cookies with my mom and little sister and enjoying them with some Mexican Hot Chocolate :)

  • amanda

    bet these would steal the show at my office thanksgiving bake-off!

  • Brooke Robichaud

    I love decorating ginger bread houses with my cousins every year. It has been a tradition for over 10 years and it is still so fun.

  • Christina

    Making christmas cookies with my siblings and making a huge mess of the icing all over the kitchen table!

  • Becky Harris

    Decorating cookies for Santa with my daughter and mom. I took pics while they decorated and my mom wasn’t fast enough to 1. Keep the frosting from going in my daughters mouth before it reached the cookie and 2. Get the decorated cookie on Santa’s plate before my daughter put them in her mouth.

  • Sonia

    My favorite holiday memory was making Buñuelos with my mom and grandma. My brother and dad weren’t allowed to help to make the quality girl time extra special. Buñuelos are a classic mexican fried tortilla, rolled in cinnamon and sugar – kinda like a churro but not as dense. It’s light and airy so you can have more without feeling bad. The best!

  • courtney

    a few days before christmas, We always homemade bread and jam and take them with us as we carol around the neighborhood. That was a rare thing to see in our part of town and we usually scared people the first time we’d visit their house. one of those neighbors talks about my mom’s bread and jam all year long and always asks us if we’re going to come back next Christmas. we end the night with hot chocolate and a christmas movie.

  • Catherine @ Rabbit Food For My bUnny Teeth

    I’ve always wanted to make Dulce de leche from a can of Sweetened Condensed Milk! I need to give this a try to drizzle over my family’s favorite lebkuchen cookies that we make every year!

  • Delia sadler

    I must say that anyone savvy enough to use colman’s dry mustard powder is a wonderful cook!! I make my mom’s homemade mustard every year for Christmas gifts and only use coleman’s. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes.
    And, yes, I’d love to win the mixer!! My 30 year old kitchen aid still works but would love to use the new one!!!

  • Deb

    making chewy noels with my mom. I don’t even have the recipe any more, but I remember them well.

  • Rachel roberts

    My mom used to bake for Christmas every year when I was young. Candy cane cookies, thumbprints, spritz cookies, snowballs. I loved baking with her, she doesn’t bake much anymore so I’ve started my own Christmas baking tradition with my 3 year old. would love to win the mixer to use this year!

  • Emma

    Baking my very first Christmas cake last year for my family! My first experience of the smell of dried fruits soaking in brandy. Mm, so good.

  • Chelsea

    I’ve always wanted to try making dulce de leche! Maybe I’ll try this recipe. The cookies look amazing too!

  • erika

    my favorite memory is making spritz cookies with my mom

  • Connie

    im chinese so i never had those heart warming baking moments with my mom or grandma. but i would say my favourite holiday baking moment was two years ago when my friend and i baked as many christmasy things as we could in one day!

  • debbie

    Letting each of my kids choose their favorite cookie recipe and making it together.

  • mysweetiepiepie

    Decorating christmas cookies.

  • carrian

    I loved making christmas candy with my mom!

  • Kaitlin Berris

    Making sugar star cookies and decorating with light blue icing…the trick was putting different spices into the plain sugar cookie recipe!

  • jacquie

    unfortunately no fond holiday baking memoires

  • KAREN

    mAKING MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHERS HOMEMADE RAVIOLI WITH MY KIDS, HUSBAND, BROTHER, MOM, DAD, UNCLE AND GRANDMOTHER. iT MAKES ABOUT 500 RAVIOLIS AND TAKES ALL DAY. yUM!

  • Vickie Riddle

    Every holiday with my mom always wonderful times.

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Amazing recipe! Wow, I love s.c.milk and as dulce de leche, even better. Such soft cookies and they look perfect!

    i voted for you!

  • Saira Gallo

    1) Baking a chocolate mousse cake for my husbands grandmother (who’s birthday is on Christmas) while singing and dancing to Michael buble with my mother in law and husband.
    2) Making sugar cookies and writing what we were thankful for on them with edible markers and guessing who wrote what.

  • Lynn @ The Actor's Diet

    My birthday is x-mas eve, so making cake is synonymous with the holidays!

  • tanya

    Have to love making the holiday candies

  • Julie

    Watching Christmas movies all day on Christmas eve!

  • Tabitha

    Good luck on the Mac and cheese. I’ll keep voting for you!

  • Tabitha

    Good luck! I’ll keep voting for the Mac and cheese!!!

  • Liz

    i always loved baking with my aunts.

  • Yang

    I love the idea of dulce de leche drizzled on cookies. they look great!

  • Janet T

    My favorite holiday baking memory is the first time I made rolled out sugar cookies with frosting that turned out!

  • Kathy Harding

    My favorite holiday memory is helping my mom make the dressing for Thanksgiving. I was in charge of toasting the bread and cutting it into cubes. I looked forward to it every year!

  • Stephanie

    my fav holiday baking moment is something that happens every year, just in the kitchen with my mom and sister, laughing and dancing to music

  • Misty

    my favorite holiday baking memory that still happens every year is cookie making night about a week before Christmas with my in-laws

  • Allison

    Baking monkey bread with my mom

  • Chelsea

    Baking a TON of sugar cookies with my mom and decorating them all with bright frosting, sprinkles, red hots, etc. while watching A CHarlie Brown christmas :) This year, she’s coming to visit me for the holidays and we’ll do the same thing. I can’t wait!

  • Laurel H

    My favorite memories are baking cookies with my mom and watching the Christmas specials on tv with my siblings.

  • Terri c

    Baking sugar cookies with my grandma, when I got a little older she taught me how to make cinnamon rolls. Treasure those memories.

  • Sam

    My family makes spritz cookies every year for the holidays, and one year when my brother and I were quite young we lost power in the midst of our decorating! my brother and i got a kick out of trying to apply sprinkles by the pitiful light coming from our flashlights.

  • aimee @ like mother like daughter

    my favorite holiday baking recipe is peanut butter blossoms. yum!

  • Jess

    I love to make krumkake

  • Patricia

    That’s easy………..baking cookies!

  • Amanda J.

    Baking all the goodies with my mom and delivery them to family and friends.

  • Melissa Mazzur

    My favorite memory was making cookies with my grandma. She was my favorite person and I have so many cooking memories!

  • jeri

    My favorite baking experience was a “computer” cake I made for a friend’s promotion party. It wasn’t a national holiday, but it was a very festive occasion, so I figure it counts.

  • Kimberly

    Baking with my Polish grandmother and great grandmother is a memory I will always cherish!

  • reb

    making and icing sugar cookies!

  • stephanie k

    making pumpkin bars and chocolate pecan pie with my family!

  • David the swashbuckler

    i like eating frosting during the holidays.

  • libby

    Making cookies with my grandchildren

  • Rachel m.

    Favorite memory ~ Making sugar cookies with my 3 kids and watching them make a huge mess decorating them!! Miss those days!

  • claire

    My favorite holiday baking memory is getting to help mom in the kitchen. it was always a special time, the magic of the season in the air, getting to make fun, colorful treats. I was always so proud when I got to stand on the chair and help mom measure the flour or whisk the eggs. and of course, getting to lick the bowl at the end of it all sweetened the deal, too!

  • catherine w.

    Making gingerbread cookies with my brothers and sisters every year.

  • Lisa Brown

    i have fond memories baking with my grandmother when I was young

  • Need anap

    making caramel popcorn, so delicious!

  • Kate

    Favorite baking memory was watching my grandmother make my birthday cherry pie.

  • Chelsea

    baking cookies all day with my grandmother! and my best friend and her mom

  • Joey

    My favorite holiday baking: chocolate chip cookies!

  • jennifer

    going out in to the woods and cutting a fresh tree- cedar of course,coming home decorating it while eating pizza

  • lilian

    Making tang Yuan with my cousins, rolling the dough into little colorful balls of gooey yummyness :P

  • Amelia Brackley

    Teaching my 5yr old godson to bake a Christmas cake for his mother:’)

  • cANDICE

    Making snowball cookies. :D

  • Alison

    My favorite memories are of eating the cookies dough and my grandma telling me I was going to get worms from eating it!

  • Hannah

    I like to make homemade Chex mix with my dad around the holidays

  • colleen

    Nanaimo bars!

  • van p

    Just being in the kitchen with my mom was all that ever matter.

  • Julia d

    My favorite baking memory was making cookies with my mom. She isn’t really into baking, but every year for the holidays we bake a ton of cookies, and give them out to the neighbors.

  • Maria Weiss

    gonna try these cookies and make my own ddl which my son says I never pronounce correctly

  • Cindy aiton

    My favorite baking memory was being able to track down the cake recipe my mister’s grandmother made every year for Christmas.

  • Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies

    cookies look wonderful…anything with dulce de leche is awesome!

  • Alexandra.Dg@live.nl

    My favourite baking memory, just making a simple apple cake with my mom and my little brother. Less is more :p

    btw, can I win when i live in Belgium :p

  • Steph l.

    My sis once went to a party and raved about some kind of pumpkin dessert. I figured out it was pumpkin gooey bars and have been making it at thanksgiving every year since then.

  • Pamela J Lafoe

    Baking with the whole family of women folk talking and having such fun. I learned so much and enjoyed there company as equals not kids go play…

  • Alice

    My sister (the world’s biggest peanut butter fan) always makes peanut butter oatmeal cookies with Reese cups in the middle. i prefer to make my mom’s holiday standby…shortbread cookies with Andes mint chips inside! so easy, and so delicious!

  • Shelby

    Favorite holidays memories would be all the baking in the wood fire stove growing up

  • Maria

    the whole family eating together and then the adults playing poker

  • mimi

    making cookies with my mother!

  • christina

    I’ve never made dulce de leche before, but if I did i’d probably end up spreading it on toast.

    good luck with the contest!

  • grace

    baking sugar cookies during christmas for all the kids to decorate

  • Margaret johns

    When I was about 6 or 7 years old we decorated our Christmas tree with homemade rolled sugar cookies we made and decorated ourselves.

  • Amy L

    My favorite memory is baking cookies with my mom. She’s been gone for over 30 years, but when I bake her holiday recipes it seems like she’d here with me in my kitchen.

  • Eve khoo

    My favourite baking…probably helping my older sister bake for the very first time :)

  • Jess

    Making sugar cookies with my Mom!

  • Laura

    decorating and baking hanukkah roll-out cookies is a family tradition!

  • dc

    eating all the cookies my sisters and cousins make :)

  • Hailey Kitt

    Making dessert for my whole family!

  • alexus

    My favorite holiday memory was when my family discovered I was the real bAKER OF THE FAMILy and not my mother

  • kim

    the first time i ever made pumpkin pie!

  • BRIGID ROSE

    i will alWAYS REMEMBER SITTING AT THE TABLE EVERY YEAR DILIGENTLY FROSTING SUGAR COOKIES WITH MY MOM AFTER THE REST OF MY SIBLINGS HAVE GROWN BORED. mY MOM DOES A TERRIBLE JOB AND GRUMBLES ABOUT HAVING TO DO THE REST, WHILE I COMPLAIN THAT NO ONE PUTS ANY EFFORT INTO THEIR COOKIES. MINE ALWAYS GET EATEN FIRST OF COURSE.

  • Amy V

    Baking cookies with my sisters and grandma, which sparked my desire to host an annual cookie exchange for all of my friends! Last year we had over 1,100 cookies on my dining room table!

  • Elizabeth

    I love sweetened condensed milk in my coffee. The first time I ever had that was in a Vietnamese restaurant, and it was wonderful.

  • Esther

    i’d be so so so happy to win this giveaway as I’m moving out from my parents house so i’ll literally will have to buy all my needed kitchen utensils. probably won’t be able to afford a kitchenaid or other half-way decent mixers myself for ages but well, a girl will have to bake, right?

  • Barb B

    My mom, sisters and I baked several kinds of cookies every year and we’d deliver them to neighbors and friends on Christmas eve.

  • Jennifer f

    I just loved (and still love) making and decorating gingerbread men and women!

  • Wilkey Martelli

    Baking with our son!

  • Tam

    Watching home alone with my siblings and baking chocolate chip cookies :)

  • Nathan

    Homemade gingerbread cookies with grandma

  • Yashica

    having everyone together under one roof, enjoying each others company and food :-)

  • Claudia

    Baking with my Mom And grandma when I was a kid …. fun memories!

  • barbara n

    learning to bake apple pies with my aunt

  • Holly Storm-Burge

    Mine would be making dishes with my mother to take to our family’s annual Christmas Eve party.

  • Toneria M

    Moving back home after college and spending it with my nieces. I taught them how to bake and decorate sugar cookies. We had so much fun that we’ve turned it into a tradition that we now do every year. Gotta love family.

  • Allison

    My favourite holiday memory is making a huge batch of gingerbread men and decorating them with my little brother and sister. We all sit at the dinner table, with the lazy susan covered in cookies and sprinkles scattered everywhere!

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  • Sharron Ekstrand

    MY FAVORITE MEMORY IS MORE AS AN ADULT, MY MOM DIDN’T LIKE TO BAKE AS MUCH AS SHE ENJOYED THE CHALLENGE OF SAVORY DISHES. THREE KIDS OF MY OWN, WE LOVED BAKING, BUT THE MOST FUN WAS ACTUALLY buying THE GINGERBREAD HOUSES AND GATHERING OUR OWN CANDY, AND MAKING OUR ICING. PUTTING THREE DIFFERENT HOUSES TOGETHER AS WE nibbled LISTENING TO A CD OF OLDIES SONGS WAS THE ONLY TIME THEY ALL THREE ENJOYED BEING IN THE SAME ROOM TOGETHER FOR MORE THAN 10 MINUTES.

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