On the 5th Day of Christmas Cookies Around the World, I give you a recipe for Peruvian Alfajores. These cookies are delicious. They consist of dulce de leche sandwiched between two soft, but crumbly cookies. There are different types of alfajores, but the variation I’m focusing on is what is most commonly found in Peru. According to my research, anyway.
Alfajores can trace their origins in the Middle East. The Spaniards developed a love for alfajores from the Moors and brought it to South America, where alfajores have become very popular.