Alfajores (Filled cookies with caramel) Ingredients Cookies:
2 C of all-purpose flour
1 C of corn starch
1 Whole egg
1 C of salted butter
1 C powdered sugar
3 T milk
Bakers Joy Spray
Powdered sugar for sprinkling Filling (caramel "manjarblanco"):
1 Large can of condensed milk: place unopened can in pot and cover with water. Boil it for 3 hours checking water level and adding water as needed. This will make the necessary consistency for the filling
1 Sift the flour, cornstarch and powdered sugar at least once. Set these dry ingredients in a large bowl and cut in butter.
2 Add the egg and mix until it forms a soft dough. (Add a spoon of milk -one at a time- only if necessary to soften the dough). Let stand for 15 min.
3 Cut dough in 4 pieces
4 Spray cookie sheet with Baker's joy.
5 Sprinkle some flour over a smooth and clean surface and lay out a piece of the dough, stretch it with a roller to 1/8 inch thickness. With a round cookie cutter make the cookies and lay them on cookie sheet.
6 Bake at 350° for approximately 12-15 min. or until they are golden brown. Making the cookies...
7 Let the cookies dry completely at least 4 hours.
8 Apply a small amount of the caramel to one cookie and attach another cookie to make a sandwich
9 Roll cookies in powdered sugar to coat all over http://www.culturalexpeditions.com/peruvian_recipes.html