Alfajores

by

Fresco

Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 5 April 2022)

Serves

16

Total Time

1hrs 32mins

Calories

117

Popular Latin American shortbread sandwich cookies, filled with Dulce de Leche caramel.

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    Ingredients

  • Cornstarch icon
    Cornstarch130 g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour70 g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder5 g
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda2 g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter100 g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar65 g
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk2
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract5 g
  • Brandy icon
    Brandy1 tablespoon
  • Dulce de leche icon
    Dulce de lecheas needed
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugaras needed
    Method

  • 1. Add cornstarch, all purpose flour, baking powder and baking soda to a clean medium bowl
  • 2. Whisk together until combined
  • 3. Add unsalted butter and granulated sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 4. Cream together until light and fluffy
  • 5. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract and brandy to the dough
  • 6. Mix briefly
  • 7. Add dry ingredients to dough gradually while mixing
  • 8. Wrap with plastic wrap
  • 9. Chill in fridge - 1 hr
  • 10. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  • 11. Line 2 clean baking sheets with parchment paper
  • 12. Roll out dough
  • 13. Cut into rounds
  • 14. Transfer dough to 2 baking sheets
  • 15. Bake until browned at edges - 12 min, 175°C
  • 16. Transfer onto cooling rack
  • 17. Spread with dulce de leche
  • 18. Dust with powdered sugar

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