Classic Alfajores: A Delightful Cookie Sandwich with Dulce de Leche Filling

Savor the taste of South America with these classic alfajores! These delightful cookie sandwiches feature a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture, sandwiched with creamy dulce de leche and rolled in coconut flakes. Each bite offers a perfect blend of sweet, buttery flavors and a subtle crunch.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Indulgent Filling: The rich dulce de leche filling adds a creamy and luscious layer.
  • Delicate Cookies: Soft, yet sturdy enough to hold the filling without being overly crumbly.
  • Coconut Twist: The coconut coating adds a delightful texture and tropical flavor.
  • Perfect For Any Occasion: Ideal for a sweet snack, dessert, or a special treat with coffee or tea.

Ingredients for Cookies:

  • 200 grams of soft butter
  • 150 grams (1¼ cups) powdered sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 210 grams (1½ cups) cornflour
  • 160 grams (1¼ cups) flour
  • 5 grams (1½ teaspoons) baking powder

For Filling:

  • 250 grams of dulce de leche

For Coating:

  • 1 cup of coconut flakes


  1. Prepare Dough: In a bowl, mix soft butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks and blend well. Sift cornflour, flour, and baking powder into the mixture and knead to form a smooth cookie dough.
  2. Roll and Chill Dough: Divide dough into two parts. Roll each part between two sheets of baking paper into a rectangle. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Cut and Bake: Remove from freezer, peel off the baking paper, and cut into desired-sized circles. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 175°C on turbo setting for about 12 minutes until cookies are baked but still pale.
  4. Assemble Alfajores: Cool cookies, then spread dulce de leche between two cookies. Roll the edges in coconut flakes.

Enjoy your delightful Classic Alfajores, a treat that’s sure to bring a smile to your face! 🍪🥥🤍

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