Gluten-Free Peruvian Alfajores

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 8mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    10
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    225
based on 2 ratings

Soft, delicate, and light-as-a-feather. These Peruvian-style alfajores are sandwiched with with our creamy Dulce de Leche Caramel. (Gluten-Free)

recipe updated Oct 20, 2018

Ingredients

  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    40g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    30g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    75g
  • Cornstarch icon
    Cornstarch
    125g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    8g
  • Cornstarch icon
    Cornstarch
    as needed
  • Dulce de leche icon
    Dulce de leche
    1 cup
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Small bowl

Step preview

  1. Get a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Add egg yolk
  3. Add granulated sugar
  4. Whisk for approx 3min until pale and light
  5. Add room temperature unsalted butter
  6. Beat until well combined
  7. Get a clean small bowl
  8. Add cornstarch
  9. Add baking powder
  10. Mix in dry ingredients to dough gradually while mixing
  11. Wrap with plastic wrap
  12. Chill in fridge for 30min
  13. Pre-heat
  14. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  15. Sprinkle with cornstarch
  16. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  17. Cut
  18. Transfer dough to 2 baking sheets
  19. Bake for 6min until browned at edges
  20. Transfer carefully onto cooling rack
  21. Assemble dulce de leche gently
  22. Dust with powdered sugar
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