Alfajores...what an addictive cookie! If you've never tried it before this is the time to make you own and enjoy this magic!
These cookies have a particular texture - crisp thin crust and a soft crumb that just hugs your tongue! What makes this cookie soft like a cloud is the cornstarch. The more cornstarch in the dough- the softer the cookie. I used 60% cornstarch in the flour mix but you can even bring it up to 80% for a softer result. Another very exciting part of this recipe is the dulce de lece. It is so simple! You must make your own. Simply start by boiling a can of Condensed Milk for up to 3 hours. In this process the milk will caramelize in the can (I know, totally wild!). This will result in a caramel color and sweeter flavor. The traditional Argentinian technique of making dulce de lece is even more fascinating - using marbles while the milk cooks. It's a wonderful technique I have to try very soon. Guys I'm very excited for you to make your own Alfajores. It is such a joyful experience!