Shortbread Caramel Sandwich Cookies

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    • Difficulty


Appears in
We Are La Cocina

By Leticia Landa and Caleb Zigas

Published 2019

  • About

Alfajores, that was my other thing. My grand-mother’s alfajores were tiny, with a tiny bit of dulce de leche, but I love dulce de leche, so mine have a ton of dulce de leche. That’s the way I like them. I do everything the way that I like it. And since I own it, I can do it. My boss is not going to tell me no.


  • cups [175 g] all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt


Put the flour, salt, and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.

Combine the powdered sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla. Mix just until incorporated.

On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture. Once it’s all been added, mix until i