Alfajores-Dulce de Leche


Alfajores
Kitchen hack: If you’re tight for time, pick up the Dulce de Leche mixture at a local supermarket.

INGREDIENTS

Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
3 egg yolks
2 cups cornstarch
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
coconut flakes
4 tsp of cocoa (optional)

Dulce de Leche Filling
4 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup corn syrup

METHOD

Cookies
1. Preheat oven to 325°F
2. Mix the butter with eggs, sugar and vanilla extract.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cornstarch and baking powder.
4. Combine all ingredients, mix and keep in the fridge for 1/2 hour.
5. Roll out dough and cut into rounds.
6. Bake for 4-5 mins.
7. Remove from heat, let cool completely on wire racks.

Dulce de Leche Filling
1. Bring milk mixed with sugar and vanilla to a boil.
2. Reduce heat to minimum and add baking soda.
3. Stir constantly for 3 hours.
4. Periodically check the consistency and adjust it by adding corn syrup.
4. Set aside and let cool.

TO ASSEMBLE
1. Fill piping bag and squeeze on the flat side of the alfajores.
2. Sandwich two cookies together and slightly twist to create a bond.
3. Sprinkle coconut flakes on sides.

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