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Alfajores are sweet sandwich cookies filled with Dulce de Leche. They are surprisingly easy to make and decadently amazing!!
Have you boarded the dulce de leche train yet? Thick, rich caramel. Amazingly decadent.
I found this recipe when looking for recipes to make for a girls movie night a couple of years ago. We were watching Evita, and I was searching for recipes from Argentina. These little gems appeared, and I was smitten.
They’ve shown up since at other gatherings, bridal showers, and just because. When I shared a recipe for another decadent treat, dulce de leche oatmeal bars, I told you about alfajores. But I’ve decided they deserve their own post.
Dulce de Leche Cookies
What made me think of it was that my niece chose to make alfajores for our annual Christmas cookie baking day this year. Fantastic decision!
Because you’re starting with a simple refrigerator sugar cookie, you get to decide how many cookies you make, depending on size. When I made them for the shower, I made several small rolls of dough, so the cookies were much smaller. I really liked that size. Since they are so rich, a couple of bites is enough to satisfy.
It’s as easy as slicing and baking the dough, then slathering some dulce de leche on half of the cookies and making sandwiches.
Voila. You are an instant cookie hero.
Try these dulce de leche sandwich cookies on your cookie tray this Christmas!
Here’s the recipe: