Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Crème Cookies)

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Crème Cookies)

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Take a delicious taste adventure with a traditional cookie of South America. Two cookies made with a time-saving cookie mix are sandwiched with dulce de leche and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Prep Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

sandwich

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) 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 (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie 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 to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round or fluted cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
  5. To make each sandwich cookie, spread about 2 teaspoons dulce de leche on bottom of 1 cookie. Top with second cookie, bottom side down; gently press 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 powdered sugar. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
Makes 24 sandwich cookies
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Did You Know?
This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
Purchasing
Look for cans of dulce de leche in the Hispanic-foods section at your supermarket. 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:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich Cookie)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.