What are alfajores in Argentina?

Alfajores are traditional Argentine pastries made with two delicate, melt-in-your-mouth cookies embracing a luscious dollop of creamy dulce de leche caramel. Longing to share the taste of her childhood with her own children, Lucila started baking her authentic, artisanal alfajores in Chicago.

How do you make perfect alfajores?

Put a tablespoon of dulce de leche (with a spoon or with a piping bag) and fill one round, flat side up. Press lightly with another round, flat side down forming the alfajores. With the back of a small spoon, wipe any dulce de leche that has overflowed. This will leave a path for the coconut to stick.

What are alfajores traditionally filled with?

Alfajores de Maizena – Traditional Shortbead Alfajores This is the standard alfajor cookie, filled with dulce de leche and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Most people fill these cookies with store-bought dulce de leche to save time, but when made with homemade dulce de leche they are truly out of this world.

What are Argentine alfajores made of?

Super soft cornstarch cookies sandwich together with sweet creamy dulce de leche and rolled in coconut flakes. A classic and delicious Argentine snack.

What are the cookies in alfajores?

Popular all over Latin America, dulce de leche confections called alfajores come in many varieties. In this popular version, delicate, crumbly butter cookies are sandwiched with a thick layer of dulce de leche before being rolled in coconut.

Why is alfajores popular in Argentina?

In the 1950s, the alfajores’ popularity exploded due to mass-produced versions getting sold in an Argentinian tourist town named Mar del Plata. Tourists would buy the foil-wrapped cookies there and take them back home, spreading the love for the cookies across their hometowns.

How much does alfajores cost in Argentina?

Contrasting the French delicacy’s rainbow colors and European prices, Argentine alfajores range from eight pesos (less than a buck) to 30 for an artisanal treat the size of your face. They vary as much as a chocolate chip cookie does in the States.