Posts Tagged ‘alfajor’

I have a real thing for the South American cookie know as alfajor.  Who wouldn’t?  Two buttery, crumbly cookies sandwiching dulce de leche or a jammy filling?  I’ll take two (or maybe ten) please.  While traveling in Peru I had many, all covered with a messy dusting of powdered sugar.  I couldn’t pass a bakery without walking in and furiously searching the cases for these little beauties.  I was convinced they helped  overcome my wicked altitude sickness.  Since then, I’ve searched and searched yet found alfajores rather illusive in the northern hemisphere.  It’s just not a cookie we make in these parts, though we should.  So I started looking for recipes, testing batches and doing a little experimentation.  I came across several recipes that were dipped in chocolate and this got me to thinking …


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