13 Reviews

you can cook the condensed milk and take label off the can in the can and fill a sauce pan with water to cover for a couple hours or less boil the water .And in the end it is alot less cleanup and my husband family is all Peruvian and that is the way they do it...when done let cool a bit then open can carefully brown gooey yummm

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sandrabink July 21, 2009

My son made these for a Spanish class assignment. The only change was to use store bought Dulce de leche (found at Cost Plus World Market). He got an A+ and didn't bring home any leftovers! :)

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manhattan September 11, 2007

These are actually called Alfajores. The cookies are the perfect "pie crust" texture they are supposed to be. I did not need to cool the baking sheet completely, nor did I chill the dough. I cooled the cookies on a flat surface because they seemed a bit too fragile for a wire rack right out of the oven. Also, I used store bought dulce de leche (Nestle) which worked fine and saved tons of time.

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buelow June 16, 2007

These are the best cookies I have ever tasted. Don't be put off by the preparation time. it's really not that bad, only the caramel takes a long time to make, but you can do other things while keeping an eye on it. The cookies themselves don't take that long and were an absolute hit at a birthday party, well worth the effort to make them. *I followed the advice above about using only one can of condensed milk, only to find that I was short for about half the batch and had the extremely tedious task of slow boiling another can in order to finish the cookies...the recipe is correct - you definately NEED two cans of condensed milk.

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chrissuzuki June 01, 2006

This is VERY similar to what in Peru we call "Alfajores" (Al-pha-hó-res). We don't chill the dough though. My mom makes the best ones ever! I'll post her recipe one of these days. :)

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Victor B. February 28, 2005

They turned out great! and were not at all sticky so...I don't know what ya'll did wrong

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drocks87 April 19, 2009

These are my favorite cookies and I've loved them since I had them at a Peruvian restaurant. This recipe is very good. The cookie is a shortbread variation. I did ground candied pecans instead of the almonds since that is all I had. These are delicious...

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mistitan December 20, 2007

i made these cookies for a spanish project and they were loved by everyone. they are just so sweet and delicious.

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cookieGirl 16 April 26, 2006

I made these cookies for my sons Geography class. I did not have time to make the caramel, so I bought some premade in the grocery store. Everyone loved them...

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wlgerhard July 11, 2005
Peruvian Caramel Cookies