These Crumbl dulce de leche cookies are made with a soft and chewy cinnamon sugar cookie that’s topped with a swirl of dulce de leche and cream cheese frosting. It is sweet and perfect for caramel and dulce de leche lovers!
For anyone that knows me, they’ll know that I am dulce de leche obsessed. For those that do not, hello, my name is Chahinez and I am part of the Dulce de Leche lovers anonymous. So to be able to enjoy a thick cinnamon cookie with a sweet lightly caramelly cream cheese frosting and homemade dulce de leche swirls on top is a dream come true!
I mean for someone like me, that’s heaven. Now I’m sure that it’s the same case for you too otherwise you wouldn’t be here. So welcome, let me change your life with this easy yet impressive cookie recipe that you can make in the comfort of your own home and enjoy anytime.
This is the best Crumbl dulce de leche cookies
Something that is both awesome and annoying at the Crumbl bakery is the fact that they have different cookies flavors every week.
I like it because it allows me to try new things all the time, plus it’s a genius from a marketing standpoint. But… Yes, there is a but, whenever I really like a cookie I can only get it that week and that’s it for the next few months. That’s also another reason why I decided to start making these copycat crumbl cookies.
Why you need to make this recipe!
- It’s the ultimate cookie for both cinnamon lovers as well as dulce de leche lovers.
- This cookie tastes better than the real deal.
- You can have this anytime! No need to wait for Crumbl to release again in months.
- They’re super cute and will impress anyone.
- It takes a snickerdoodle cookie and turns in into a dulce de leche cookie.
Ingredients for this dulce de leche cookie recipe
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this cookie at home. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Butter- You will need butter for both the cookies base as well as the cream cheese frosting.
- Granulated & brown sugar– this cookie recipe uses both brown and granulated sugar to give you the softest cookie ever.
- Egg– The egg is the binding agent of this cookie recipe.
- Vanilla extract– The vanilla extract will add a little subtle vanilla flavoring.
- Flour– You will need All purpose flour for this recipe.
- Baking soda & baking powder– The baking powder and baking soda will give some some height to your cookie recipe.
- Cream of tartar– The creamf of tartar will give you that iconic snickerdoodle texture.
- Cinnamon– The cinnamon is one of the main flavor profiles of snickerdoodle cookies.
- Salt– The salt will help balance out the sweetness of this cookie recipe.
- Dulce le leche– You can make homemade dulde de leche or purchase it at the store to top this cookie/
- Cream cheese– You will need full fat cream cheese to make the cream cheese frosting for this recipe.
- Powdered sugar- The powdered sugar is used to make the cream cheese frosting as well.
How to make crumbl dulce de leche cookies
This is how you can make dulce de leche Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Cream the butter brown sugar and granulated sugar together.
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in the flour, corn starch, cream of tartat, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until the flour mixture disappears.
- Using a cookie scooper, scoop out equally sized cookies dough balls, roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture and bake in the preheated oven.
- Make the cream cheese frosting while the cookies are cooling by mixing the cream cheese, butter, dulce de leche, vanilla, and powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Frost your cookies with the cream cheese frosting then add in a generous swirl of dulce de leche and enjoy!
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How can I make dulce de leche?
There are. a few ways to make dulce de leche.
- Here is the pressure cooker dulce de leche method.
- This is the instant pot dulce de leche method.
- Here is the boiling dulce de leche method in the can.
If you don’t want to make your own dulce de leche and skip this step, feel free to purchase it from the store.
How to store dulce de leche cupcake cookies?
You can store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Because they have cream cheese frosting it’s better not to leave them out at room temperature. Once you’re ready to enjoy them let them get back to room temperature slightly before enjoying them!
If you do prefer to leave them out at room temperature though, you can leave them unfrosted in an airtight container, and then whenever you’re ready to enjoy them frost them and enjoy!
How do these cookies taste like?
The best way for me to describe these cookies would be, imagine yourself biting into a thick snickerdoodle cookie that is topped with a not too sweet dulce de leche cream cheese frosting and some dulce de leche swirls.
So overall, it’s a pretty dulce de leche-y so if that’s not your thing, I would steer clear and make the CRUMBL Snickerdoodle Cupcake Cookies instead.
Crumbl dulce de leche cookies
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CRUMBL Dulce De Leche Cookeis
- 1 stick butter softened ( ½ cup or 8 tbsp)
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 & ½ cup all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon corn starch
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup dulce de leche for topping
Cinnamon sugar mixture
- 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Make the cookie dough
- Preheat the oven to 350F then line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
- Cream the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until light and creamy. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
- Gently mix in the flour, corn starch, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt until the flour mixture disappears.
- Scoop out equally sized cookie dough balls and top them with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place on the baking sheet. (Read make the cinnamon-sugar mixture below to see how to make it)
- Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 minutes then let the cookies sit on the baking sheet until fully cool.
Make the cinnamon sugar mixture
- Mix the 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar with ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon in a shallow bowl.
- Roll the cookie dough balls in this cinnamon sugar before baking.
Make the cream cheese frosting
- Cream the butter, cream cheese, dulce de leche, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until smooth and creamy. If the frosting is too thin to pipe, chill in the fridge or freezer for 15-20 minutes or add the extra ¼ cup powdered sugar and mix again.
- Fill a piping bag or a ziplock bag with the cream cheese frosting and pipe the frosting around the cookie to create a swirl look. Fill in the rest of the swirl by piping the dulce leche in there and enjoy!
How to store dulce de leche cookies?You can store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days. Because they have cream cheese frosting it’s better not to leave them out at room temperature. Once you’re ready to enjoy these cookies you can let them get back to room temperature before enjoying them!
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