Almond Alfajores

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by momaphet

An almond version of a South American favorite. Fill with your favorite Dulce de leche or try Microwave Dulce De Leche. Prep time does not include chilling time for the dough.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup almond meal (or almond flour)
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 3 12 ounces almond paste
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup dulce de leche

Directions

  1. Mix the ground almond meal, flour, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Grate the almond paste into the bowl.
  3. Blend the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers, until dough is smooth and well mixed. Chill dough for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  5. On a well floured surface, roll half the cookie dough out to 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Cut desired shapes and place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, rerolling scraps until all of the dough has been rolled and cut.
  7. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. When cookies are cool spread 1-2 tsps of dulce de leche on a cookie and top with another.

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