ALFAJORES (DULCE DE LECHE SANDWICH COOKIES)

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ALFAJORES (DULCE DE LECHE SANDWICH COOKIES)

A delightful and delicious cookie treat! When you feel like something sweet, there are few things better than one (or more) of these cookies with your coffee or tea.
Let me tell you about this incredible cookie dough. Whenever I make these cookies, I always marvel at how easy the dough is to work with and how tender and delicious the cookies come out.
Paired with a dulce de leche filling and hints of coconut, this is a real treat. You have to try them to see for yourself how irresistible they are.
Don’t like dulce de leche? No problem! Sub with your favorite chocolate spread, nut butter, jam, or spread of choice.
Just don’t cut corners with this incredible cookie dough.

Makes 26 sandwich cookies

Ingredients:

150 grams cornstarch (1 cup + 1 Tbsp)
230 grams flour (1.5 cup + 2 Tbsp)
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp instant vanilla pudding powder mix
150 grams cold butter cut into small cubes
120 grams sugar (1/2 cup)
1 egg yolk
1 egg
1 Tbsp vinegar

Dulce de leche
Ground desiccated coconut

Preparation:

1. Use a whisk attachment and beat the butter and sugar together in the bowl of a mixer. Add the egg yolk and beat until well incorporated, then add the egg and mix until well incorporated.

2. Add the vinegar to the mixer. In a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together and then add to the mixer. Use the paddle attachment to process into a clumpy dough and stop. Gather into a ball and refrigerate for an hour.

3. Divide the dough into two, and roll each part out, then cut out circles. Preheat an oven to 180°C and bake the cookies for 10 minutes. They’ll stay pale. Let cool.

4. Drop half a teaspoonful of dulce de leche over each cookie and then press two cookies together to make a sandwich. Coat the outside edges with desiccated coconut.

Good to know…
The vinegar isn’t mandatory, the cornstarch is, however. Make sure when you choose your dulce de leche that it is solid enough to work as a filling, and not a runny syrupy consistency.
I’ve made these with chocolate spread as well and they were incredible! I sent a batch of these with my kid to take to school and the class was over the moon.

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