alfajores
Alfajores
Sandwiched with a creamy caramelcenter , these Alfajores are a popular sweet treat in the South American country of Peru.
alfajores
Alfajores
Sandwiched with a creamy caramelcenter , these Alfajores are a popular sweet treat in the South American country of Peru.
Servings Prep Time
12servings 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Servings Prep Time
12servings 10minutes
Cook Time
12minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk together the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing between each addition. Add in the vanilla extract then mix in the dry ingredients until a dough forms. Form the dough into a smooth ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill one hour.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  4. On a lightly floured surface roll the cookie dough 1/4-inch thick. Using a circle cutter, cut the dough and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until edges are just golden, about 13 minutes.
  5. Once cooled spoon a bit of the dulce de leche on the bottom of a cookie and sandwich another cookie on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and repeat with the remaining cookies.
Recipe Notes

These cookies are very popular in Peru.

Let these cookies cool completely before adding the caramel.

Perfect Pairing

We love bringing tasty food on picnics.