Easy Alfajores

Easy Alfajores
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
Makes 15 to 17 cookies
Recipe Info - Prep Time
30 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
13 min


Step 1

Blend butter and vanilla in a bowl and beat until smooth for about 2 minutes. Add egg yolk and mix until incorporated well. (Preferably in a stand-up mixer with a paddle attachment)

Step 2

In a separate bowl sift together all remaining dry ingredients.

Step 3

Add all sifted dry ingredients to mixer with butter, vanilla and egg yolk and start mixer on lowest speed to slowly incorporate all wet and dry ingredients about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 4

Remove dough from mixing bowl, forming it into a round ball and wrap it tightly in plastic to rest in fridge for minimum of 1 hour allowing the dough to firm up so it may be rolled. (can hold dough for 3 days)

Step 5

Once ready to bake cookies pull from fridge and allow to rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 6

On a lightly floured surface, with rolling pin roll dough to about a 1/4 inch thick and cut with your choice of 3- or 2-inch-round cookie cutter.

Step 7

Carefully transfer cut dough to a parchment lined baking sheets about 1.5 to 2 inches apart from each other and repeat until all dough is used.

Step 8

Bake for 13-15 minutes, you want them firm to the touch. Be careful not to have color on your cookies, this means you have over cooked them.

Step 9

Once form remove from oven and allow them to completely cool before filling.

Step 10

Spread Dulce de Leche with a knife or piping bag as preferred on one of the cookies.

Step 11

Assemble cookies.


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