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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.

Viviana Carballo
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2004

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Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

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

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

Nutrition Facts

150 calories; calories from fat 39%; fat 6.5g; saturated fat 3.9g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 0.3g; cholesterol 31mg; iron 0.6mg; sodium 69mg; calcium 23mg.
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