Peruvian Alfajores Recipe

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! 

Peruvian Alfajores

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24

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.
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 confectioners’ sugar.  

 Let me know if you have made these or similar cookies in the comments!
xo, Scarlett


  1. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. These look so yummy! Great recipe :D Thank you, shall definitely be trying these out soon! L xo

  3. these look sooo good!!


  4. Thank you! They were delicious!

  5. Thanks Lizzie! Let me know how they turn out! xo

  6. Thank you Chantel! I am glad you enjoyed it! xo