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
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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.