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Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Sandwich Crème Cookies)

  • Prep 1 hr 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

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. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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: 1 Sandwich Cookie
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
4g
19%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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