Bolivian Alfajores Recipe (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies)

Bolivian Alfajores Recipe (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies)
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Alfajores, one of our favorite sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche. This Bolivian alfajores recipe (dulce de leche sandwich cookies) is so good! The alfajores cookies are tender and soft and filled with dulce de leche, the sides of this sandwich cookie are then rolled into the coconut.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 250 gram corn starch ( 2 cups)
  • 250 grams all purpose flour (2 cup)
  • 8 grams  baking powder ( 2 teaspoons)
  • 150 grams granulated sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 200 grams unsalted butter room tempeature
  • 30 grams egg yolks 
  • 30 grams water ( 2 tablespoons)
  • 4 grams vanilla extract ( 1 teaspoon)
  • 200 grams sweetened coconut in a bowl for topping
  • 100 grams Icing sugar for topping
  • 1 can Store bought Dulce de Leche

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a bowl add the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and blend dry ingredients with a paddle or whisk and put aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and cream using a paddle or hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the egg yolks, water, and vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.
  4. Add in the flour mixture and mix just until the alfajores cookie dough comes together.
  5. Place the cookie dough onto a floured working surface and sheet down using a rolling pin until about 6mm thickness.
  6. Using a round 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out discs and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180C ( 360F) and bake the cookies for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven once the top starts to get some color. Color should still be white.
  9. Cool cookies on a wire cookie rack.
  10. Filling Your Alfajores Cookie:
  11. Fill one side of the cookie with dulce de leche and place another cookie on top gently pressing then both together.
  12. Roll the sides with coconut and place on the top plate
  13. To help stick the coconut, add a bit of dulce de leche to the sides of the cookie.
  14. Shift icing sugar on top and serve.
bolivian easy alfjores

Easy Alfajores Recipe ( Bolivian Sandwich Cookies)

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Try these delicious Bolivian filled sandwich cookies. Alfajores are sandwich cookies filled with dulce de leche, a type of South American caramel made by reducing condemsed milk.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Bolivian, Colombian, South American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gram corn starch 2 cups
  • 250 grams all purpose flour 2 cup
  • 8 grams baking powder 2 teaspoons
  • 150 grams granulated sugar 3/4 cup
  • 200 grams unsalted butter room tempeature
  • 30 grams egg yolks
  • 30 grams water 2 tablespoons
  • 4 grams vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
  • 200 grams sweetened coconut in a bowl for topping
  • 100 grams Icing sugar for topping
  • 1 can Store bought Dulce de Leche

Instructions
 

  • INSTRUCTIONS:
  • In a bowl add the all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt and blend dry ingredients with a paddle or whisk and put aside.
  • In a mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and cream using a paddle or hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the egg yolks, water, and vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.
  • Add in the flour mixture and mix just until the alfajores cookie dough comes together.
  • Place the cookie dough onto a floured working surface and sheet down using a rolling pin until about 6mm thickness.
  • Using a round 2-inch cookie cutter, cut out discs and place them onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C ( 360F) and bake the cookies for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven once the top starts to get some color. Color should still be white.
  • Cool cookies on a wire cookie rack.
  • Filling Your Alfajores Cookie:
  • Fill one side of the cookie with dulce de leche and place another cookie on top gently pressing then both together.
  • Roll the sides with coconut and place on the top plate
  • To help stick the coconut, add a bit of dulce de leche to the sides of the cookie.
  • Shift icing sugar on top and serve.
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