The recipe many have been waiting for….ALFAJORES! This truly is a special treat. The lovely Doris shared with us her famous alfajores! Of course she has her magic touch that makes them extra special but here is the recipe for you to try out at home. They are absolutely delicious and great for everything! Enjoy!
- 3 sticks of sweet cream butter (Kirkland brand recommended)
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2 cups flour (Gold Medal brand recommended)
- 1 cup corn starch
- powdered sugar
- 1 can Dulce de Leche (La Lechera brand recommended)
Preheat oven to 305 degrees. Let sticks of butter sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes until they are soft at the touch but not too soft that they dent far when you touch. Press with a fork until blended as shown below.
Slowly add flour bit by bit and use your hands to fold the dough until combined well.
Add egg and mix well. Dough will feel sticky.
Flour the surface and make dough into a ball. Let rest in a kitchen towel for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
After 20 minutes, cute dough in half. Use one and save the other half in the towel for later. Roll out dough to about an inch thickness.
Cut out circles with cookie cutter into as many as the dough can give.
Place dough on cookie sheet and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Take out of the oven when they are still pale and not crumbling. This is the hardest part of the recipe and key for the construction of the alfajor. Take cookies carefully off of cookie sheet and let them cool.
Build the alfajor! Grab one cookie at a time and place dulce de leche on top (place as much dulce de leche as the thickness of the cookie for proportional taste). Grab another cookie and squish the cookies together so they create a sandwich. Roll around in a shallow tub of powdered to make sure it is completely covered.