Alfajores AKA Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches
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Serves: 12
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 450g butter, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup icing sugar/confectioners sugar +1/4 cup to decorate
  • 1 cup corn flour/corn starch
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the butter and 1 cup of icing sugar.
  3. Add in the flour, corn flour and vanilla and mix with your hands until well combined.
  4. Knead together the mixture to form a soft dough.
  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and allow it to stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured counter and roll out to about ½ cm thick.
  7. Cut out the cookies with a round cookie cutter and place them on the lined baking tray.
  8. Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes, remove from the oven and let them cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  9. Once completely cool, spread half the biscuits with dulce de leche and gently sandwich the biscuits together.
  10. Sprinkle them with icing sugar and enjoy!
Recipe by Love Swah at