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Alfajores

alfajores

Cook Time: 10 Min

Yield: 20 Servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C. Clabber Girl® Corn Starch
  • 3/4 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/4 C. dulce de leche
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. STIR together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl until blended.
  2. BEAT shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Blend in egg yolks. Add water, lemon peel and vanilla, beating until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, scraping sides of bowl after each addition. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  3. HEAT oven to 325ºF. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray like Baker’s Joy®.
  4. Roll out half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into 2-inch rounds. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 9 minutes or until edges just begin to turn light brown. Cool 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. TURN half the cookies flat-side up. Spread about one Tbsp. dulce de leche on flat sides of cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat-side down, to form sandwich cookies. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Alfajores

alfajores

Cook Time: 10 Min

Yield: 20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C. Clabber Girl® Corn Starch
  • 3/4 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. Crisco® Butter Flavor Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/4 C. dulce de leche
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  1. STIR together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl until blended.
  2. BEAT shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Blend in egg yolks. Add water, lemon peel and vanilla, beating until blended. Gradually add flour mixture, scraping sides of bowl after each addition. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
  3. HEAT oven to 325ºF. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray like Baker’s Joy®.
  4. Roll out half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured surface. Cut into 2-inch rounds. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 9 minutes or until edges just begin to turn light brown. Cool 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  5. TURN half the cookies flat-side up. Spread about one Tbsp. dulce de leche on flat sides of cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat-side down, to form sandwich cookies. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

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