Alfajores

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 32mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    16
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    117
based on 3 ratings

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

recipe updated Oct 20, 2018

Ingredients

  • Cornstarch icon
    Cornstarch
    130g
  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    70g
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    5g
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    2g
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    100g
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    65g
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    40g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    6ml
  • Brandy icon
    Brandy
    15ml
  • Dulce de leche icon
    Dulce de leche
    as needed
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    as needed

Tools

  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Parchment paper
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Cooling rack
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Rolling pin
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

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