Alfajores ( Sandwich Cookies With Dulce De Leche)#BakingBloggers

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Made these tender crumbly cookies which are sandwiched with dulce de leche – Alfajores are such delicate kind of cookies that are mouth melting and you will love it.
I have used my homemade dulce de leche to sandwich these tender cookies, it take's these cookies to another level... almost irresistible.. you can't stop at one.. they are too good.
Makes 12 sandwich cookies
Ingredients
100 Grams Unsalted Butter - the butter should be cold
25 Grams Salted Butter - the butter should be cold
50 Grams Powdered Sugar
1 Egg Yolk - only- from the refrigerator
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
105 Grams All Purpose Flour
105 Grams Cornflour
1/2 Teaspoon Level Baking powder
1/8 Teaspoon Baking soda
5 - 6 Tablespoons Dulce De Leche - Homemade
Icing sugar or Shredded Coconut for dusting


Method

Sieve the cornflour and all purpose,sugar, baking powder and soda, keep aside.

Grate the cold butter in a big bowl, rub the sieved ingredients into the butter lightly with your hands, add the egg yolk and essence lightly bring it together into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes ( chilling the dough is must). Do not knead the dough too much or else the cookies will become hard and loose that crumbly texture.
Once the dough has cooled, roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper and using light pressure as possible roll it approximately 1/4 inch thick and it into cut small circles with a cookie cutter. 
Place them on a lined cookie sheet/baking sheet/tray. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place the tray back into the refrigerator to chill for at least 15 minutes. 

In the meantime preheat the oven to 170 C. 
After the cookies are cold then bake the cookies for exactly 11 to 12 minutes until they are just starting to brown very slightly at the sides. They should still be very pale. Leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. 
When the cookies are cool, put a small spoonful of dulce de leche on one cookie and press another on top lightly (these tend to break if extra pressure is used while sandwiching these) . 
Hold them in the center lightly while sandwiching so that they don't break. 
Dust them with icing sugar.
Enjoy these mouth melting cookies. 

My Notes
If you are using unsalted butter then add a pinch of salt.

The number of cookies is based on the cookie cutter size - I have used  a 2.1/2 cookie cutter and then when a little dough  made small ones with 2 inch cookie cutter. The small ones look cute and are also easier to sandwich they do not break. Would suggest using a 2 inch cookie cutter.


I wanted to roll these in coconut, but my hubby said no, he prefers icing sugar. 

Labels : Biscuits & Cookies, Baking Bloggers, Dulce De Leche, Homemade, Sandwich Cookies, American, Baked

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Sneha's Recipe
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2 comments:

  1. These are one of my favorite cookies ever! Yours sound delicious.

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  2. I just came back from Mexico where I was constantly snacking on Alfajores - yours came out perfectly!

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