But, yesterday afternoon I was determined to make these cookies. Therefore, I made the dough before I left the house to prevent myself from retreating... which made me even more determined to find the can of caramel-y goodness- but I had no luck. AND I was not going home empty handed! Hence, I grabbed a bag of caramel squares and a can of condensed milk.
When I got home I whipped up a batch my own dulce de leche. And hey anything home-made is better than stored bought, right? Afterall, I made each individual batch with love :-)