2.17.2009

hip to be square alfajores

I just finished these Alfajores... these COOKIES from South America, are often given as gifts for weddings, birthdays, or any ocassion...
This time I made them just for fun for my Friends... I usually make them using a round COOKIE cutter, but lately I've made them square and everybody likes them! I ordered acetate boxes so I can box them in sets of 4, 8 and 12, tie a ribbon and add a tag to each one, so clients can choose to have them boxed or in trays... they also can choose 1, 2 or 3 flavors...


About Alfajores:
  • They are basically a sandwich COOKIE
  • The dough is usually made of cornstarch (traditional), chocolate or nuts
  • Some fillings are dulce de leche (thick caramel), jam, peanut butter, chocolate, Nutella
  • They can be dipped or not, glazed or not, and garnished or not
  • Garnishings include ground coconut, nuts, toasted almonds
Have you tried Alfajores?

12 comments:

Cirri said...

Por supuesto que los he probado y no sólo eso, sino que los aprendí de una gran MAESTRA. Felicidades y excelente idea en cuadrado. Saludos.

jen said...

They're adorable. I've heard of them but never made/ate them. Do you have a recipe you can share?

Bea said...

Qué bueno que te gustaron en cuadrado, Cirri! Y hablando de MAESTRA... ;)

Bea said...

Of course I can share the recipe, Jen! I'll translate the recipe and send it to you... thanks for visiting :)

adozeneggs said...

Hey I want the recipe too. I've never eaten them. I saw them over on mattbites.com (he made them on Martha)

Bea said...

Thanks for visiting Laura! The recipe is on the way to VT ;)

adozeneggs said...

I got the recipe.Thank You!
I think I'm going to make them in a couple of weeks.
Thanks again!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I love alfajores! Square, round, triangular, they're all good ;)!

Bea said...

I'm glad you like them in any shape LOL... Thank you for visiting, Rita!

Talita said...

Yumm, I yet tried alfajor and it's delicious! Well, I thought it!

Katia said...

Estos son idénticos a los de Monterrey que te comente!!!! No puedo creer!! Y justo el sabor que mas me gusta!!! Los tengo que probar a ver si saben igual, donde te contacto?

Bea said...

Gracias, Katia! Puedes contactarme en hechoencasa.bea {arroba} gmail{punto}com

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