• 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Alfajores are typical South American cookies.


  • Cream together butter and sugar; add egg and flour and mix well.
  • In scant teaspoonfuls, drop onto a cookie sheet. Pat with a floured finger into very thin 1.5-inch circles.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until just starting to brown around edges.
  • Sandwich two cookies together with cooked condensed milk. To cook condensed milk, place entire, unopened can in a large saucepan, cover with water. Bring to boil and simmer about 2 hours. This turns it into caramel.

Yield: 6

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