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Chocolate Alfajores

The cookie you have been dreaming about it.

  • Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30

Ingredients

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  • 170 grams unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 130 grams of light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 20 grams of honey
  • 340 grams of flour without baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons Dutch cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine salt

for the filling,

  • 500 grams of Dulce de Leche

for coverage,

  • 200 grams of semi-bitter chocolate, I use one with 60% cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. To make the dough. In a large bowl with the paddle mixer attachment. Beat the butter until creamy and pale, about 5 minutes, add sugar, mix until smooth (3 minutes), add the eggs one by one, and beat until combined. Add honey and vanilla, beat everything for 2 minutes.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, add to the previous mixture and mix with a wooden spoon (do not use the mixer) until a soft and moist dough forms. Wrap in kitchen plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F or 180C.
  4. Divide dough into 4 and scoop out a quarter and make a ball. Roll the dough thin 1/3″ over a floured countertop. Cut the Alfajores in circles of 3 cm in diameter, place them on an oven tray covered with parchment paper.
    Raw chocolate alfajor
  5. Bake for 5 minutes on each baking sheet (without removing the paper). The dough will slightly rise in the oven. Remove and let cool in a grid on the same paper.
    Baked chocolate alfajor
  6. Once baked and cooled, you can put them in a plastic bag and freeze them.  Repeat with the remaining 3 pieces of dough.
  7. Fill the Alfajores with Dulce de Leche. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.
    Adding dulce de leche to filled
  8. The next day, chop the chocolate into small pieces, add the vegetable oil, melt in the microwave slowly, 30 seconds each go. Remove, stir for 1 minute, and melt in the microwave until all the chocolate is dissolved.Melted chocolate
  9. Use a spoon to cover the Alfajores. It is best to cover the sides first and then the top.Covered with chocolate Decorated chocolate alfajor
  10. Let dry and serve.
    Chocolate Alfajores Chocolate Alfajores, Chilean recipe
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 198
  • Sugar: 16.9 g
  • Sodium: 80.7 mg
  • Fat: 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.8 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

Keywords: Chocolate alfajor, chilean alfajor, chilean cookies