Walnut alfajores. GOURMET WHIM

  1. Why do you need to make NUEZ ALFAJORES?
  2. What are alfajores?
  4. Walnut alfajores
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Why do you need to make NUEZ ALFAJORES?

If there are some filled cookies on the planet that exceed the highest expectations, they are the caramel cookies of dulce de leche, very popular in Argentina and Uruguay, there is no celebration worth its salt without being among the most coveted sweets. Today's have an addition that makes them raise a couple of steps on the ladder to heaven, they have ground walnuts in their biscuits, which make them a true gourmet whim that you should not miss.

What are alfajores?

The caramel cookies classics are nothing more than two cookies joined with dulce de leche and coated with grated coconut. From the classic alfajor model, many variations have emerged both in the ingredients of the cookie itself and in the coating, however there is something that always remains faithful as a fetish ingredient that we all adore: dulce de leche.

In my house we have a sweet tooth for this small and delicious sweet and we make them With almonds, cocoa, chocolate covered without forgetting the most emblematic of the caramel cookies, the cornstarch with dulce de leche.


Walnut alfajores


68 cookies (34 alfajores) 5 cm diameter cookie cutter

  • 200 gram wheat flour
  • 200 gram of butter
  • 120 gram of sugar
  • 150 gram of ground walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • to fill
  • 500 gram pastry dulce de leche
  • Icing sugar for dusting
  • Put the sugar, flour, ground nuts and butter in a bowl, mix and mix until you get a sandy texture.

  • Add the vanilla, the yolk and the egg, mix until obtaining a compact mass. Form a ball, wrap in film and refrigerate for a minimum of 30 minutes.

  • Retrieve the dough from the fridge, split half the dough, save half for later and roll out the other half very thin.

  • Once the dough is stretched, form the cookies with a circular cutter of approximately 5 cm and transfer them to a baking tray.

  • Bake at 185º in a preheated oven with heat up and down for 10 minutes

  • Once baked, transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

  • Gather the remains of dough and stretch to form new cookies. Roll out the other half of the dough and continue forming cookies and baking them.

  • Once we have all the cookies, fill them with dulce de leche, sprinkle icing sugar and enjoy.

Keep the alfajores in an airtight container, they keep for two weeks

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