Gluten-Free Peruvian Alfajores

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    Total Time
    1hr 8mins
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based on 3 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 Mar 26, 2020


  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    2 (40g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    75g (about 5¼ tbsp)
  • Cornstarch icon
    125g (about 1 cup)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    1½ tsp
  • Cornstarch icon
    as needed
  • Dulce de leche icon
    Dulce de leche
    1 cup (about 312g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    as needed


  • 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. Add egg yolk and granulated sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Whisk until pale and light - approx 3 min
  3. Add unsalted butter to the dough
  4. Beat until well combined
  5. Add cornstarch and baking powder to a clean small bowl
  6. Mix in dry ingredients to dough gradually while mixing
  7. Wrap with plastic wrap
  8. Chill in fridge - 30 min
  9. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  10. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  11. Sprinkle with cornstarch
  12. Roll out until 1/8" (5mm) thick
  13. Cut
  14. Transfer dough to 2 baking sheets
  15. Bake until browned at edges - 6 min, 175°C
  16. Transfer carefully onto cooling rack
  17. Assemble dulce de leche with the cookies gently
  18. Dust with powdered sugar
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