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Growing up in Latvia, these cookies filled with dulce de leche are the most delicious ones that my Mom and I made together. Walnut cookie molds can be found online.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
1 hr 10 mins
20 mins
1 dozen


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Add flour and salt and mix until just incorporated; overmixing will make the dough too stiff. Cover the dough with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes, or up to overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Press about 1 teaspoonful of the chilled dough into the bottom and up the sides of each walnut-shaped mold. Place the molds on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned around the edges, 12 to 18 minutes. Cool for a few minutes. Lightly tap on the bottom of the mold to pop out the cookies. Let cool until easily handled.

  • Spoon some dulce de leche onto the bottom of each cookie and sandwich the halves together.

Cook's Note:

Other thick fillings can be used, such as any nut butter or Nutella(R).

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of dulce de leche. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 33g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 38mg; sodium 119.8mg. Full Nutrition