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!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
4 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup butter
½ cup confectioners’ sugar ½ cup dulce de leche
1 cup vegetable shortening, chilled 1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cold water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
2. 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
3. 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.