Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Alfajores de Maizena

So my husband went to Argentina on his mission & LOVES alfajores. I got the recipe for them from a lady in my ward who is an Argentine and made them for him for Valentine's Day (pictured left). They are a little cookie-like dessert & surprisingly really good! And they look really cool too. Not to mention they are incredibly easy to make. Spreading the dolce de leche takes some time, but it's definitely not grueling work. I think it's fun to make something that is different so you should all try them! :)
Alfajores de Maizena
1 1/4 c. flour
2 c. corn starch
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
3 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. margarine, less 3 T. (so 13 T. of margarine altogether)
Coconut flakes
Dolce de Leche (like caramel but BETTER. You can buy it at Walmart in the Hispanic/Latin aisle. It's in a can similar to that of a sweetened condensed milk can. You'll need the whole can.)
Mix all dry ingredients EXCEPT powdered sugar together (flour, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder).
In another bowl, mix margarine & powdered sugar. Add yolks one at a time and mix well. Add vanilla.
Add dry ingredients little by little until you get a dough (mix this by HAND). The dough will be about the consistancy of sugar cookie dough.
Spread cornstarch (NOT flour) on countertop and place the dough on it. Sprinkle a little more cornstarch on top of the dough. Roll out like you would for sugar cookies. Cut into little circles about the size of a silver dollar or so. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. Let cool. Spread dolce de leche on one cookie & press it together with another cookie. (Like a sandwich or an oreo) Roll edges in coconut. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Love this recipe!! Super easy and really yummy!! It's a's Argentine, but my family and friends love them!

cecilia said...

good job!!!!I`m from Argentina.Enjoyed!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this!
im argentinian as a matter of fact. this is my favorite type of alfajor.

sabs said...

Thank you so much for this recipe! I've been looking for this recipe and this is perfect! Thanks so much again!