Recently I had to find a Peruvian recipe for a school project I had to do. I found a recipe for Peruvian Alfajores, which is basically two shortbread cookies with dulce de leche in the middle. I made a few changes to the recipe, and they turned out great! So many people said they loved them and they all got eaten.
They were SO easy to make, just a little time consuming cutting out the cookies. Here is the recipe if you are interested in trying them yourself!
Time: 20 minutes
Time: 15 minutes
cups all-purpose flour½
cup confectioners’ sugar½
cup dulce de leche
cup vegetable shortening, chilled1
tablespoon cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Sift flour and confectioners’ sugar together into a bowl. Rub the shortening
into the flour until completely incorporated to form a dough. Roll out on a
floured surface to ¼ inch thick, then cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch circles with a
small, round cookie cutter. Place circles onto an ungreased baking sheet, and
poke each twice with a fork
Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Disks should be removed from the over
while still pale, they should not brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
4. To assemble the alfajores, spread one
of the disks with a teaspoon of dulce de leche, then place a second disk on
top, creating a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining disks, then dust with
Let me know if you have made these or similar cookies in the comments!