Chilean Alfajores are traditional sweet cookies. Make at home for the Independence celebrations or Christmas, the rest of the year bought at bakeries unless there is a big family event like a baptism or graduation. At these parties, offering small pastries, including Alfajores, is customary.
Filling for Chilean Alfajores:
- Dulce de Leche
- Huevo Mol
- Molasses paste
The recipe for the dough is a family heirloom; my great aunt taught me how to do it; she was the person in charge of the famous Thousand Layer Cake in our family. Alfajores? are a must at Christmas, Easter, and parties in general. They are offered during breakfast or for dessert, or with tea.
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Alfajores, Chilean Recipe are a traditional sweet in Chile, filled with dulce de leche or Huevo Mol.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3 egg yolks
- 5 tablespoons of milk (whole or 2%)
- 1 teaspoon of vinegar (apple or white)
- 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- Dulce de Leche to fill
- Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.
- Put flour in a large bowl.
- Add the egg yolks and work with a fork or your hands to form crumbs.
- Add the milk, vinegar, and melted butter.
- Form a dough, add water if necessary, one teaspoon at a time.
- Knead to a smooth dough, about 10 minutes.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and let it rest, refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
- Roll thin and cut the Alfajores, prick with a fork.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Fill with the Dulce de Leche once they are cool.
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