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Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell Photo by: Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Dulce de Leche-Filled Cookies

Alfajores, these crisp wafer cookies, are filled with caramelized sweetened condensed milk. Although you often can find a full-fat version of this product at Hispanic markets, we've made our own lower-fat version.

Cooking Light MAY 2004

  • Yield: 15 servings (serving size: 1 cookie sandwich)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Preparation

Sift flour and 3/4 cup sugar together twice. Place flour mixture, butter, and egg yolk in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at low speed 3 minutes (dough will be crumbly). Turn dough out, and knead until combined. Divide dough in half; gently press each portion into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap. Cover and chill 30 minutes or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Working with 1 dough portion at a time, unwrap dough and place on 2 sheets of overlapping plastic wrap. Cover dough with 2 additional sheets of overlapping plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, into a 10-inch circle. Freeze dough 5 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed. Remove plastic wrap; cut dough into 15 circles with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Place dough circles 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes (should not brown). Cool on a wire rack.

Gently spread 1 teaspoon of Caramelized Condensed Milk onto each of 15 cookies, and reserve the remaining caramel for another use. Gently top with remaining cookies. Sprinkle the cookies with 3 tablespoons powdered sugar.

(Totals include Caramelized Condensed Milk)

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from fat: 39%
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated fat: 3.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 21g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 69mg
  • Calcium: 23mg
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