Sweet Treats for Your Easter Basket

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Celebrate Easter with South American sandwich cookies filled with delectable dulce de leche. Dulce de leche is simply sweetened condensed milk with a dash of salt to cut the cloyingness. You can bake it in a water bath to keep from having to be glued to the stove forever, otherwise scorching it. Once you have the dulce de leche, you make the cookies, which use a whole cup of cornstarch, making the cookies satiny, tender, and bit crumbly. A 2-inch round cutter will help when you section off the dough for each cookie.

Alfajores are soft, delicate cookies from South America made, surprisingly, with cornstarch. The cornstarch gives the dough a smooth, satiny texture that makes it a dream to work with and produces a tender, crumbly cookie. Creamy Dulce de Leche holds the cookies together.... Read More