This recipe has many variations, some countries use coconuts as a topping and disregard the powder sugar, some people use Nutella or cajeta. But back in El Salvador these are the ones I grew up eating, when I was a little girl I wonder what was that which tasted like little drops of heaven? One of the reasons I learned how to bake so I could do this things myself! Haha


  • – 1 can of dulce de leche, La Lechera
  • – 1 cup cornstarch
  • – ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • – 1 tsp baking powder
  • – ½ tsp baking soda
  • – ¼ tsp salt
  • – 8 tbsp (1 bar) unsalted butter
  • – 2/4 granulated sugar
  • – 2 egg yolks
  • – ½ tsp vanilla extract


These ones take time, what they’re TOTALLY worth it! Do not place two baking sheets at the same time, it’s better to bake one at a time in the middle rack (make sure it’s the middle one). I usually do this recipe the old fashion way with no electric mixer, but you can use it if you one, tastes the same.

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