will keep, covered and refrigerated, up to 10 days.
Shortbread cookies and assembly
1 cup (2 sticks) softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
About 2¾ cups (12 ounces) flour
Dulce de leche
and I had the cookie, and this is what we came up with. It's something we make every Christmas. I stand around and chat with my mom and my aunts, and we cook and stir and stir and stir. There's no shortcuts and no cheating. My mom wouldn't allow that."
—Zaira Angelo, Pomona
2 hours, 25 minutes, plus chilling and cooling times
Makes about 2½ dozen (2-inch) sandwich cookies
3 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt