Praline Alfajores

Recipe by momaphet
READY IN: 25mins




  • In a stand mixer cream the butter, sugar, and shortening until fluffy.
  • Add egg (at room temperature) and beat until mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Sift together the flour, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda. Add to butter and sugar mixture, and mix on low speed until the flour is just incorporated.
  • Add the ground nuts and mix 20 seconds more.
  • Roll the dough into two cylinders, about 1.5 inches in diameter. Wrap well with saran wrap and chill until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice off 1/8" -1/4" inch thick rounds of dough, and place on a cookie sheet. Brush cookies slightly with water (using damp pastry brush), and sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching closely, until cookies start to brown slightly. Remove from oven and cool cookies completely on a rack.
  • Spread dulce de leche on a the bottom of a cookie and sandwich another cookie to the first, with the sugared sides of the cookies facing out.