When people ask me what my favorite kind of food is my answer is unusually quick. Dessert.
I also love international food
I am half Peruvian and spent a month in Peru gathering recipes every day (I am currently writing a book)
Which is why today I feel inclined to give you guys the recipe is for Alfajores
They are a Peruvian butter cookies filled with a caramel substance called manjar blanco
I could live off of this, lemon bars, and taco salads for the rest of my life
2 C flour
3/4 C unsalted butter, softened
4 Tb powdered sugar
Manjar blanco (Recipe Here or buy at a latino store as Dulce de Leche)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
Whip the butter until fluffy
Sift in flour and sugar
combine with a pastry cutter until crumbly
Place dough in the fridge for 20 min
Roll the cookies out to what ever size or shape you want them.
I rolled them out about 1/2″ thick and cut out medium size circles.
Place them in the oven for 10-15 min and DONT LET THEM BROWN AT ALL!
Let them cool and dollop a spoonful of manjar blanco in the middle and sandwich another cookie on top.
Traditionally they are topped with powdered sugar and the sides can be rolled in coconut shreds.
I apologize in advance for the addiction that will be created when you try these.