Hey there cuties, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY <3!
Hope you’re all enjoying this weekend, either cause of Valentine’s or cause of the long weekend :D!
If you’ve visited BakeandRead before you’ll know what ALFAJORES (a.k.a the most delicious cookie in the planet), so this recipe is actually a variation of those heavenly cookies ❤ This was my first time making them but they turned out amazing (so they said 😉 ). Since it was the first time I did about 24 of them using different techniques (which explains the white cookies in the picture).
- – 1 cup cornstarch
- – ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- – 2tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
- – 1 tsp baking powder
- – ½ tsp baking soda
- – ¼ tsp salt
- – 8 tbsp (1 bar) unsalted butter
- – 1/2 coconut sugar
- – 2 egg yolks
- – 1 can of dulce de leche, La Lechera
- – Nutella (as needed)
- Heart molds
I usually do this recipe the old fashion way with no electric mixer, but you can use it if you one, tastes the same.
- Line up two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl mix the dry ingredients (first 6).
- In a medium bowl combine the butter and sugar (use the electric mixer with paddle attachment or a fork and your hand). If you use a mixer make sure to stop it every few seconds to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix until light in color and fluffy.
- Add the rest of the ingredients (except the dry ingredients) one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients (for this I like to use a wooden spoon, but you can continue to use the stand mixer, put it in low speed and add the ingredients little by little)
- At this point I now use my hands to combine it a little more and shape it into a disk. Cover it with plastic paper and put it on the fridge for 30min-1hr.
This is the difficult part, so just be patient :)!
- Take the dough out and place it on a lightly floured surface (I covered my table with plastic wrap and floured it, you can do that or use a baking sheet) and roll the dough, it might crack a little but it should hold together (If it doesn’t hold together, knead it a bit more and roll it again). Keep rolling until it’s about ¼ in thick.
Preheat the oven to 350F (177C)
- Stamp the hearts and cut them out.
- Place the cookies on the sheets and bake for 12-14min.
- Take them out and place them on a wire rack to cool (7-10min).
- Open the dulce de leche can, flip the cookies upside-down and generously spread it. Do half with Nutella and half with dulce de leche :)!
Depending on how thin you make them, this recipe would yield 10-14 cookie sandwiches.
Thank you so much for visiting! Hope you had enjoy this recipe and if you go ahead and try it, let me know your results :D! And/or if you have any questions. Feel free to comment, LIKE, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE to enjoy more recipes like this :)!