How to make it

  • Cream butter, sugar, and lemon rind with an electric mixer (using flat beaters), until completely smooth. Add egg yolks one at a time. Beat well after each addition, adding another yolk just after the previous one is well mixed into the batter. Finely sift cornstarch, flour, soda, and baking powder in a separate bowl.
  • Mix the batter well and then knead until soft and smooth. Sprinkle cornstarch over a pastry table and roll dough to 0.20 inches thickness. Cut out dough with a round cookie cutter.
  • Transfer dough rounds to a waxed-paper-lined baking sheet (do not use butter) and bake at medium heat until golden brown.
  • Let cool at room temperature. When cooled, spread filling onto one cookie and cover with another.
  • For a topping to finish, prepare a confectioners’ sugar glaze to coat the filled alfajores. You can also dip them into a rich chocolate cream coating that hardens when cooled. This coating is especially good for alfajores filled with arequipe.

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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Wonderful HIGH 5555 would be a 10 if allowed! ;)
    Jm :() AAAA+
    Looks like yet another 55555!!
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  • alfajorargentino 11 years ago
    hey guys!

    here you can find a great site for alfajores!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    I love alfajores too, thanks, great post Joymarie.
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  • berry 12 years ago
    Hi Joymarie... I love Alfajores... they are great!
    They are filled only with dulce de leche... this is the original recipe and rounded with flacked coconut, finally dusted with powdered sugar.
    Thanks for share your recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    that is so pretty thank you
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