Alfajores are delicate cookies that have origins in South America but have also become popular in the Philippines, thanks to it being available in Baguio. It’s the crumbly, almost melt-in-your-mouth texture of the cookies that make it impossible to eat only one. Dulce de leche, a caramelized condensed milk spread, is also sandwiched between two of these delicate cookies, making it doubly hard to resist!
It’s an easy recipe, with easy-to-find ingredients, and less of a hassle than traveling all the way to Baguio just for a taste!
These cookies are best (and quickly!) made in a food processor but you can easily do it by hand using two knives or forks. Just press the cold butter into the flour mixture until moistened and you’re good to go. The dough keeps for a long time when refrigerated, so you can make these
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