Mini Alfajores

mini alfajores Dessert Mexican
Mini Alfajores
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 24

These sweet sandwich cookies, made easy with Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix, feature the creamy goodness of dulce de leche. MORE+ LESS-

Stephanie Wise
Updated October 9, 2012
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
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Betty Crocker Cookie Mix


pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
tablespoon Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour
cup unsalted butter, softened
can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
Powdered sugar


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet).
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and flour. With electric mixer on low speed, beat in butter and egg until soft dough forms.
  • 3
    On floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 1 1/2-inch round cookie cutter; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Re-roll remaining dough and cut until most of dough is used.
  • 4
    Bake cookies 5 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 5
    On bottoms of half of the cookies, spread 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons dulce de leche. Place remaining cookies, bottom side down, over dulce de leche to form sandwich cookies. Sprinkle cookies with powdered sugar. If desired, place cookies in decorative bags to give as gifts.

Expert Tips

  • Can’t find dulce de leche? Substitute it with cajeta (goat milk candy spread) or jam.
  • Roll the edges of the sandwiched cookies in crushed nuts or coconut flakes for extra flavor and texture.

Nutrition Information

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