Alfajores with Dulce de Leche
(in other words...Cornstarch Cookies and Yummy Caramelized Cream!) We served these sandwich cookies at our Argentinean Tea Party August 2013. The just lightly sweet cookies were perfectly paired with the sweet, rich Dulce de Leche middle.
  • 2 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup plus 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • grated lemon peel from 1 lemon


  • Whisk cornstarch, flour, baking powder, baking soda together. Beat together butter, sugar until fluffy, add egg yolks one at a time till blended. Add dry ingredients 1/3 at a time. Add vanilla extract and lemon peel. Mix well.
    Roll or stretch dough to approximately 1/2" thick. cut out into circles of desired size. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes. Bottoms should be slightly brown.
    Cool and spread with Dulce de Leche. Top with another cookie to make a sandwich-style cookie. Enjoy!
    Recipe for Dulce de Leche