This is another recipe from my friend Elizabeth. She has many more yummy Peruvian recipes to share with us and I will continue posting them until she gets her own account to add them on here.
These cookies are filled with dulce de leche!!! Yum!
1 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup butter (softened)
1 egg yolk
6 tbsp confectioner sugar
Sift the flour, cornstarch, and powdered sugar. Add in the butter and begin mixing/kneading until dough starts sticking together, add the egg yolk and keep kneading. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roll out the dough over a floured surface. Form small circles (not too thick or thin). Place circles on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 min or until cookies (alfajores) are lightly golden. Let cool and begin uniting the alfajores by spreading dulce de leche in the middle. Roll sides (where dulce de leche is) on powdered sugar. Makes about 4 dozen.
Note: You can buy dulce de leche in cans at your local grocery store, look in the Latin section aisle. They are Nestle brand.
Also, you might want to add a little bit of milk to the dulce de leche so it's not as thick and therefore becomes easier to spread. Make sure you don't add too much milk though.