France has Macarons, Peru has Alfajores

Gourmet Peruvian Cookies.

These are Alfajores Finos. The little delectable morsels look somewhat like a macaron but have a completely different flavor.
Flour, butter, milk, sugar, salt. Ha! Five ingredients, unbelievably fantastic! The incredible soft, light texture melts in your mouth. These little cookies are filled with dulce de leche.
I get them from Mama Ocllo Bakery in San Pedro, California. You can too, they ship!

P.S. I've been away, in Chicago, spending time and cooking with my 3 and 5 year-old nephews. We made funny-face pizzas one afternoon. This is Jett's creation.

I thought of Carol and her love of macarons at Paris Breakfasts blog when I created this post.