Dulce de Leche Thumbprint Cookies

Dulce de leche is now available at most grocery stores and it makes a sweetly soft cookie. Add it partway through baking, so it doesn't dry out.



Roll dough into 1-inch balls (about 1 level tablespoon of dough) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Press your index finger into the middle of each ball to make a deep round imprint. Chill cookies for 20 minutes or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Working in batches, bake cookies for 8 minutes, then remove from oven and fill wells with ¼ teaspoon dulce de leche. Return cookies to oven and bake another 4 minutes or until golden at edges and cookies are baked through.

Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool fully. Makes about 16 cookies.