<𝘼𝙡𝙛𝙖𝙟𝙤𝙧𝙚𝙨 with LOTS of Dulce de Leche>
An alfajor is a soft delicate cookie filled with dulce de leche dusted with plenty of powdered sugar. You can find different versions of this cookies because they are pretty popular in South America , today we made de Peruvian version.
🔸You need:
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon  salt
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg yolks and vanilla extract and mix until just combined.
  4. Reduce speed to low and gradually add in dry mixture. Mix well.
  5. Turn dough onto a piece of plastic wrap, shape into a smooth disk, and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Unwrap dough and roll it out on the top of a floured surface.  Roll to ¼-inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter (or any other shape you want) cut the cookies and place them on prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are golden and centers are set.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before assembling.
  10. To assemble, turn half of the cookies upside down and spread with a thick layer of dulce de leche. Place remaining cookies on top of the dulce de leche to create a sandwich.
  11. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. These cookies can last for a couple of days.
✔️They are so gooooood! You can also just eat them as cookies and not fill them.
También pueden consumirlas como galletitas y no rellenarlas porque solas también son un 💯!