Traditional Alfajores - Caramel Sandwich Cookies

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix briefly.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the flour mixture, blending with your fingers until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and Pisco, and mix with your hands until the dough is homogeneous and smooth (add a little extra Pisco if dough is too crumbly to form a ball).
  • Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out dough to 3/8" thickness, and cut into 2 inch circles.
  • Place cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • .Bake cookies for 10-15 minutes, until they are barely golden brown. Let cookies cook 5 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely.
  • To fill the cookies, spread one cookie with dulce de leche and top with second cookie. Roll the edges in the coconut.
  • Store in an airtight container.
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