Alfajores or Dulce de Leche filled Cookies

Dulce de Leche filled cookies

These traditional Chilean or Argentine cookies are called Alfajores. They are sold in corner bakeries and children die for them. They are worth the special effort for a special occasion.

Makes 15

3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter softened
2 large egg yolk

10 tablespoons dulce de leche or manjar- carmelized milk found in the Mexican section of the grocery store.

Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top.

Sift flour and sugar together. Beat with butter and egg yolk on low speed with a mixer 3 minutes until crumbly. Turn out and knead until combined. Form into 4 balls and cover with plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Working with one ball at a time, roll out into a 10-inch circle and cut with a 2-inch round cookie or biscuit cutter. Place circles 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper (optional) and bake approximately 7 minutes- SHOULD NOT BE BROWN. Cool

Gently spread 1 teaspoon of dulce de leche onto ½ of the cookies and top with the others. Spinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

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