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Alfajores are two cookies joined together by caramel and rolled in desiccated coconut
Recipe type: Sweets
Cuisine: South American
Serves: 25
  • 3 cups of self raising flour
  • 2 cups of corn flour
  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 5 whole eggs 700 grms
  • 6 to 8 table spoons of melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 can of caramel
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C
  2. Beat the eggs with the sugar, butter, and vanilla then add the sifted flour and sifted cornflour.
  3. Knead into a dough on a floured surface then roll out using a rolling pin to ½ cm high.
  4. Cut into circles using a 5cm cutter or a small glass.
  5. Place in greased and lined oven trays bake for 12-15 minutes on 160 degrees C.
  6. Take out of the oven and allow cooling.
  7. Spread caramel on one of the circles and sandwich two pieces together. Roll edges on desiccated coconut.
Recipe by Taste South America at