Alfajores De Maizena
35 mins (prep 20, cooking 15)
10 ingredients
12-16 servings
I love these! They are a delicious sweet cookie from Argentina. They are a sandwich cookie - biscuit type cookie with Dulce De Leche in the middle then rolled in coconut. Sometimes they're called "cornstarch cookies". My mother-in-law first introduced these to me. She would make mine with crushed nuts or shaved white chocolate on the outside though as I have an allergy to coconut. Also, you can add 1 tablespoon of cognac for the traditional recipe, but I usually don't.** You can buy Dulce de Leche in Spanish grocer or some of the larger supermarkets sell it by the condensed milk, if not, follow below...For the Dulce de Leche: Pour the two cans of condensed milk into a double boiler set over low heat. Cook milk, stirring once in a while, for 2-4 hours, until mixture thickens and becomes caramel-like. Remove from double boiler and refrigerate until needed. Mixture will firm with chilling.

Categories:  <-60-mins , argentinean , south-american , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (80.44 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 361.01 Calories from Fat 147.78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.42g 303.22%
Saturated Fat 10.2g 612.14%
Trans Fat 0.65g %
Cholesterol 42.39mg 169.56%
Sodium 263.5mg 131.75%
Total Carbohydrate 51.56g 206.26%
Dietary Fiber 2.07 g 99.28%
Sugars 15.01 g %
Protein 2.45g 58.69%
Vitamin A 494.42IU% Vitamin C 0.53mg%
Calcium 56.82mg% Iron 0.83mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4