Argentinean Style Alfajores Recipe

Argentinean Style Alfajores Recipe

How To Make Argentinean Style Alfajores

Alfajores is a South American cookie with a dulce de leche filling. This alfajores recipe is Argentinian-inspired with cookies coated in shredded coconut.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1⅔cupsall purpose flour,unbleached
  • cupscornstarch
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 1cupunsalted butter,softened
  • ¾cupwhite sugar
  • 3egg yolks
  • 1tspvanilla rum
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • ½tsplemon extract
  • 2tsplemon zest
  • 11½ozdulce de leche
  • ½cupunsweetened coconut,shredded


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and baking powder, then set aside.

  3. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks one at a time, allowing each yolk to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next.

  4. Beat in the vanilla rum, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and lemon zest with the last egg. Gently fold in the flour mixture with a spoon, making a crumbly dough.

  5. When the dough becomes cohesive enough, press it together into a ball.

  6. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  7. Roll out the dough, using as little flour as possible, about ¼ inch thick. The dough will have an unusual consistency. Cut with a small round cookie cutter.

  8. Continue pressing the dough together, rolling it out, and cutting until everything is used up. Place cookies ½ inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets.

  9. Bake in the oven for 7 to 10 minutes, until set but not browned. Remove the cookies immediately to cool on a wire rack.

  10. Spread the underside of a cooled cookie with a teaspoon of dulce de leche, then sandwich together with another cookie until the caramel oozes out the sides. Roll the sides in the shredded coconut.

  11. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 156.86kcal
  • Fat: 6.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.44g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.69g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.12g
  • Fiber: 0.44g
  • Sugar: 8.79g
  • Protein: 1.56g
  • Cholesterol: 28.36mg
  • Sodium: 51.97mg
  • Calcium: 46.08mg
  • Potassium: 47.75mg
  • Iron: 0.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.43mg
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