Alfajores – South American sandwich cookies
This recipe is from Doña Petrona, an Argentine cookbook. Alfajores are a family Christmas tradition..
- 1 jar of Dulce de Leche*
- 1 cup sugar.
- 6 egg yolks
- ¾ cup of butter, melted
- 1 Tbs. grated lemon rind
- 2 cups corn starch
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ cup sifted confectioner sugar
- a paper sack
Beat sugar and egg yolks until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add melted butter and grated lemon rind. Sift dry ingredients together and beat into the mixture. Chill dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place the chilled dough on a floured surface. Roll to 1/8 inch thick. Cut with a round 2 ½” cookie cutter. Place on greasedcookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to cooling racks.
When the cookies are thoroughly cooled, spread dulce de leche on a cookie. Top with another cookie making a sandwich.
In a paper sack filled with ½ cup confectioner sugar, drop 5 or 6 sandwich cookies at a time and shake gently to coat.