Alfajores are sweet treats from Latin America, especially Argentina. They typically consist of two shortbread cookies sandwiched together with Dulce de Leche (milk caramel cream). Sometimes they are rolled in coconut flakes, dusted with powdered sugar, or coated in chocolate. These delicate pastries come in various variations and are popular as sweet snacks or gifts.
It is claimed that the invention of Alfajores is attributed to Arabs, Uruguayans, or Argentinians. The term 'Alfajor' originates from Arabic, originally referred to as 'dealhasu,' meaning 'filled.' From there, the concept first reached Europe and was brought to South America through colonization.