This recipe was tested with Nestle La Lechera dulce de leche; look for it in the international foods section. If using Eagle Brand dulce de leche (caramel flavored sauce), thicken according to package directions before using.
I'm originally from Paraguay, and dulce de leche reminds me of where I came from. If you can't find it at your grocery store, try caramel ice cream topping instead. It tastes different, but this decadent dessert will still be amazing. —Sonia Lipham, Ranburne, Alabama
Alfajores are a popular South American dessert made of slightly sweetened shortbread cookies filled with a rich and creamy milk caramel called Dulce de Leche. It's best to chill the dough at least 2 hours so the cookies hold when baking.—Kimberly Scott, Kosciusko, Mississippi