Total 1 hour and 40 minutes (includes chilling and cooling times)
Active 60 mins
Makes about 55 cookies
Mirta learned how to make these delicate melt-in-your-mouth sandwich cookies from her mom, and over the years she has probably made thousands. One of the most popular cookies in Argentina, they’re found in all sizes at the bakeries and are picked up by the dozens for special occasions and celebrations year-round. When she was a child, she and her cousins would play a game where they would compete to see who could eat the most.
TIP: Mirta likes repostero dulce de leche which is thicker and meant for baking. San Ignacio and La Serenisima brands are her favorites.
These cookies are very delicate, so if the dulce de leche is too hard, soften it a bit in the microwave.
If some of the cookies are noticeably thicker or thinner, Mirta will bake them on separate sheets.
Mirta prefers to keep her cookies in the fridge (it doesn’t take long for them to warm up as you plate them), but they can also be kept at room temperature.