Alfajores (South American Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookies)

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READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 20 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the cornstarch, flour and baking powder together in a medium bowl. In a mixer bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks, beating until they are incorporated.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 batches, allowing each batch to become incorporated before adding the next.
  • Form the dough into a disc without handling it too much. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F Remove the dough to a lightly floured work surface and roll out to about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out 40 2-inch rounds, and carefully place the rounds on two lightly greased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, but not so long that they begin to brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  • Spread about 2 teaspoons of dulce de leche on the flat half of a cookie and cover it with the flat half of another cookie to form a sandwich. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
  • If desired, sprinkle the finished cookies with powdered sugar.
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