Peruvian Alfajores Recipes

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ALFAJORES (DULCE DE LECHE SANDWICH COOKIES)



Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies) image

Given to me by a chef who sweet-talked the recipe out of a street vendor in Peru. These alfajores are to die for.

Provided by vegchef

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     South American     Peruvian

Time 1h27m

Yield 24

Number Of Ingredients 9

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ cup sifted confectioners' sugar
¼ cup sifted cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter
¼ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (11.5 ounce) jar dulce de leche
¼ cup confectioners' sugar, or as needed for dusting

Steps:

  • Mix flour, confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in a bowl. Place butter in a separate bowl and use an electric mixer to beat until soft and fluffy. Add white sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture to the bowl with the butter mixture in 3 stages; mix until just blended. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a log. Refrigerate dough logs until firm, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Slice dough logs into 1/4-inch cookies and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until just starting to turn golden around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely, about 30 minutes more.
  • Use a knife to apply a generous amount of dulce de leche on one cookie. Sandwich another cookie on top and place on a serving tray. Repeat with remaining cookies and dulce de leche. Lightly dust finished cookies with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 174.6 calories, Carbohydrate 23.2 g, Cholesterol 22 mg, Fat 8.4 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 1.8 g, SaturatedFat 4.9 g, Sodium 105.8 mg, Sugar 12 g

PERUVIAN ALFAJORES



Peruvian Alfajores image

Delicate shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and covered in powdered sugar. This is the Peruvian recipe.

Provided by F Polack

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     South American     Peruvian

Time 3h35m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 5

2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup confectioners' sugar
¾ cup vegetable shortening, chilled
¼ cup dulce de leche
Confectioners' sugar

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sift flour and 1/4 cup 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 1/4-inch thick, then cut into 1 to 1 1/2-inch circles with a small, round cookie cutter. Place circles onto an ungreased baking sheet, and poke each twice with a fork.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Disks should be removed from the oven while still pale, they should not brown. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 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 remaining disks, then dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 228.5 calories, Carbohydrate 24.9 g, Cholesterol 0.8 mg, Fat 13.4 g, Fiber 0.6 g, Protein 2.5 g, SaturatedFat 3.2 g, Sodium 13.8 mg, Sugar 8 g

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