Alfajores

Shortbread Caramel Sandwich Cookies

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Preparation info

  • Makes about

    25

    Cookies
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

We Are La Cocina

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.

Ingredients

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

Method

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