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Let me just say ~ Thank You! My boyfriend his Argentenian and he was very very IMPRESSED!!! I shared them w/ him and his sister and they LOVED IT ~ she wants me to show her how to make them! Thank you thank you!
Great recipe! Can't get enough of these... Great for entertaining
These were fabulous. My husband is from Ecuador and his mom brought back some delicious packaged alfajores, so I surprised him by making these. He loved them so much - thanks for recipe! This is just like a shortbread but with more cornstarch than flour. We spread some with straight condensed milk and some with cherry jam, and melted half semisweet and half milk chocolate chips with a pat of butter to make them chocolate covered - they were also delicious plain. The dough seemed extremely dry using the original recipe and didn't have enough moisture to come together, so I just added a little water until it worked. It definitely wasn't like a drop cookie dough, and most of the alfajores recipes I looked at called for rolling out and using cookie cutters for the dough. As a shortcut I rolled it into a log in wax paper and stuck in the freezer for half and hour, then sliced into rounds (very carefully with a good knife so the rounds held :) I scaled it down to 1/3 so maybe that was the problem, but it was excellent with a little added water.