January 12, 2013


I'll start off by saying these alfajores aren't the most authentic but they are quite delicious nonetheless. I had my first encounter with these cookies many years ago when I visited Buenos Aires.  One taste of the little sandwich filled with dulce de leche and I was hooked.  

My alfajores use shortbread but the true version that you'll find in Argentina uses a softer cookie made with cornstarch.  The real star though, in my opinion, is the delicious dulce de leche.  Sure, you can make your own milk jam but since I had a jar in my fridge I took the easy route. 

Alfajores (shortcut version)
  • Classic Shortbread (roll the dough in to a 1 1/2 inch log and chill overnight.  Cut in to 1/4-inch thick slices and bake as directed in the recipe.) 
  • Dulce de Leche (I used store bought but you can try making your own.)
Pair up similar sized shortbread and fill with about 1 teaspoon of dulce de leche. 

1 comment:

  1. My hubby used to live in Buenos Aires and talks about a cookie with dulce de leche ... these much be it. I'm pinning and hoping to make for his bday this month! Thanks!


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