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Salted Caramel-Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Salted Caramel-Stuffed Snickerdoodles

Put a fun twist on a classic snickerdoodle cookie by filling the center with gooey, soft dulce de leche.

Ingredients

  • 1 (13.4 ounce) can dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose or unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil. Spoon 40 slightly less than level measuring teaspoonsful dulce de leche onto cookie sheet. Freeze about 1 hour or until slightly firm (will not freeze solid).
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs.
  4. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make deep indentation, but do not press all the way to cookie sheet. Place 1 dollop of the dulce de leche into center of each cookie, making sure to form dough around dollop to enclose. If necessary, work with lightly floured fingers so dough doesn’t stick. You may have to return dulce de leche dollops to freezer if they become too warm to work with.
  6. Mix 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set (centers will be soft).
  8. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet.
  9. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Prep Time 55 min | Total Time 55 min | Servings 40

Expert Tip: Store leftovers covered in plastic wrap or in a plastic storage container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size: 1 Cookie Calories 140 ( Calories from Fat 50), Total Fa t6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 20mg Sodium 110mg Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 14g), Protein 2g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 2%

Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit: Betty Crocker.









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