11.22.2013

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

Ingredients-
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

Directions-
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

6 comments:

  1. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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


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  4. Thank you! They were delicious!

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

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

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