Alfajores
 
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Sweet shortbread-like cookies sandwiched with dulce de leche.
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Recipe type: Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1⅔ cup flour
  • 2½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 7 oz (200 gr) butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 jar of Cajeta or Dulce de Leche
  • Fine shredded coconut
  • Icing sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Sift dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In a mixer, whip butter, sugar & yolks until creamy then add vanilla & lemon zest.
  3. Add to dry mix, crumbling till combined. Make into a ball, refrigerate 30-60 min.
  4. Roll dough onto floured surface to ½ cm & cut with round cutter. Bake 15-20 min at 350˚F
  5. Check after 10 min. Bottom should be a light golden colour, top should be pale. Cool on rack.
  6. Spread flat side of one cookie with dulce de leche, use another cookie to make a sandwich.
  7. Roll edges on coconut then dust with icing sugar on top.
Recipe by eat. live. travel. write. at http://www.eatlivetravelwrite.com/2011/11/les-petits-chefs-make-alfajores-with-chef-rossy-earle/