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Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Crème Cookies)

alfajores (dulce de leche sandwich crème cookies)
Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Crème Cookies)
  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Ingredients

1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted, finely chopped
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 can(300 mL) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
2 tablespoons icing sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup of the coconut, the pecans, butter and egg until stiff dough forms.
  • 3
    On floured surface, roll half of dough until 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 2-inch round or fluted cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 4
    Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from baking sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 5
    To make each sandwich cookie, spread about 2 teaspoons dulce de leche on bottom of each cookie. Press 2 cookies together so some of filling seeps out around edges. Roll edges in remaining 1/2 cup coconut. Place cookies on cooling rack.
  • 6
    Sprinkle tops of sandwich cookies with icing sugar. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

  • Success Hint. Dulce de leche is similar to sweetened condensed milk, but it has been caramelized and is much thicker.
  • Did You Know? Dulce [DOOL-say] is Spanish for and generally refers to an intensely sweet confection made with sugar and cream. Leche [LAY-chay] is the Spanish word for “milk.”

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24
Calories
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8
Saturated Fat
4
Trans Fat
1
Cholesterol
15
Sodium
95
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
19
Protein
3
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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