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My husband saw the pictures of the crepe cake and thought that it was an Alfajor:

These were some of his favorite treats he lived in Chile.  I don't really see the resemplance to the crepe, but maybe it was just him subconsciously (or purposely) begging me to make them.  So I did a little searching and I found THIS reacipe for Alfajores from Matt Bites.  And I think we are going to give them a shot tomorrow.

What you need:

1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening
2 unbeaten eggs
3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

What you do:

Cream together the sugar, shortening and the unbeaten
eggs. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix the milk and vanilla
extract and then add to the flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon
onto a greased cookie sheet or a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes, depending on oven. Keep an eye
on them, cook until the edges are light brown. The cookies will be
extremely soft and will need a few minutes to rest and firm.

To assemble the alfajores, place a dollop of dulce de leche on the
bottom of the cookie and top with another cookie. Sprinkle with
powdered sugar and enjoy until your tummy hurts.


Rachel Cotterill said...

Ooh, they look fun :) The crepe cake is also stunning. Yum!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

yum! never heard of either of these before...


Mike and Jen said...

YUM! I love Alfajors! We lived in Chile for 2 years, and they were a staple in my house. If you dip the whole cookie in chocolate, then they will probably look more like the real thing! (That I ate anyway!) :-) Thanks for the recipe, I'll have to make them. I have a recipe that I brought back from Chile, but it has to be converted yet.

Jodi Nelson said...

mmm. those look really good.

denise @ little ant design said...

My husband lived in Chile for a few years and loves, loves, loves Alfaojors. We have a recipe that we like - I'll have to find it in my cookbook and send it your way.

We also have a great little Peruvian place by us that sells them so we often get them there.

When we are being extremely lazy we just make the creamy inside with sweetened condensed milk and eat it with a spoon - you don;t always need to cookie to enjoy some Chilean goodness :)

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.