Alfajores de Maicena (Buttery Cornstarch Cookies Filled with Dulce de Leche)

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2022

In the iconic version of this Latin American treat, shortbread-like cookies married with creamy dulce de leche are a melt-in-your-mouth indulgence.

SERVES Makes 24 cookies

TIME 2 hours, plus 1 hour chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Beloved across Latin America, alfajores de maicena are buttery sandwich cookies that are often filled with the region's caramelized milk jam, dulce de leche. In this iconic version, cornstarch in the dough leads to the characteristically cr...

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