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Alfajores AKA Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Swah


  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 450 g butter room temperature
  • 1/2 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


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the butter and 1 cup of icing sugar.
  • Add in the flour, corn flour and vanilla and mix with your hands until well combined.
  • Knead together the mixture to form a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and allow it to stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured counter and roll out to about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Cut out the cookies with a round cookie cutter and place them on the lined baking tray.
  • Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes, remove from the oven and let them cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
  • Once completely cool, spread half the biscuits with dulce de leche and gently sandwich the biscuits together.
  • Sprinkle them with icing sugar and enjoy!