Alfajores de Manjarblanco

posted on: 12.16.2011

The other day I made these Peruvian cookies, which are very similar to macarons. Two sugar cookies sandwiching a layer of caramel. They're quite buttery/rich, so one little cookie will go a long way. So simple to make and it tastes delicious!


- manjarblanco (sweetened condensed milk cooked to a caramel): You can buy this at any grocery store; the brand I used was La Lechera
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 3/4 c butter
- 4 Tbsp powdered sugar

1. Mix butter, flour and sugar together.
2. Knead together until a dough is formed. (Here, I had to add a bit of water because the dough was having trouble sticking.)
3. Roll out dough on a flour surface and cut circles with a cookie cutter (the mouth of a small shot glass works well too).
4. Transfer the rounds onto a greased sheet pan.
5. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
6. Remove from over and let cool.
7. Spread a layer of manjarblanco over one cookie and press another on top.
**Depending on how big your cookie cutter is, you will yield a different amount of cookies. I got about 24 sandwiches out of my dough.