Alfajor recipe

Alfajor is a traditional sweet from a few spanic countries, like Spain, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguai and others.
The name comes from the arabic word "al hasu" which means "filling".

This sweet is made of 2 or 3 layers of dough that should be lightly crunchy and soft, with a ducle de leche filling between the doughs and covered with chocolate on top.


(Makes +- 12 alfajors)

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder
4 yolks
2 tbsp of whisky, pisco etc.
250g manjar (condensed milk heated up in a pan to a brown colour - it gets sticky)
125 g chocolate, melted


Pre heat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius, or 395 degrees Farenheit.

Put together the flour and baking powder, add the yolks and mix well.
Add the liquor, mix well until firm and so it doesn't stick to the counter (add a couple of spoons of water if it's too dry).

Roll the dough open very thin, about 3 to 4 mm.
Cut round pieces of about 8cm diameter.
Put them on a baking tray clean and dry.
Make holes on the dough with a fork before putting them in the oven!
Let it cook for about 10 minutes, until they get into a gold-ish colour.

Take the cookies out, let it cool.

On one cookie put the manjar as a thick layer, on top of it put the 2nd cookie (cookie sandwhich).

In a pan melt the chocolate, let it cool a little bit and cover your cookie sandwich with the chocolate.

Put it in the fridge for 2 hours.

Would you make it? 
Have you ever tried it?

Leave me a comment letting me know.


  1. This looks good and to my culture, different. I might give it a try this holiday!

  2. My fiance is going to love these! I will be making them on Saturday. I am always looking for new sweets recipes!

  3. This recipe looks and sounds delicious. I pinned it to my pinterest so I can make it later

  4. This looks delicious and I'm all about dulce de leche delicious!

  5. This looks good - thanks for sharing!

  6. Oooo that sounds really good! I've never heard of it before and I think I'd like to try it first properly someone else... before I do (mess it up). Thanks!!

  7. These look very naughty indeed!

  8. These sound finger looking good. Pretty much anything covered in chocolate gets my vote, but I do really like your whisky addition.

  9. different but interesting love the Arabic link


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