Chocolate Alfajores filled with Dulce de Leche

Have you always wanted to bake alfajores yourself? In this simple recipe, we tell you how.


Ingredients for the cookies (lid) of the alfajores:Schokoladen Alfajores mit Flor Dulce de Leche

150g. room temperature butter

50g. Sugar

A pinch of salt

Half a teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 beaten egg

Grated zest of one lemon

Grated zest of one orange

40g honey

50g cocoa powder

3g baking soda

5g baking powder

50g cornstarch

250g flour



Dulce de Leche (We used our delicious Flor de Dulce de Leche).

Optional: chocolate for the chocolate coating


How to prepare chocolate alfajores: Schokoladen Alfajores mit Flor Dulce de Leche

1. Add the butter, sugar and a pinch of salt to a large bowl and mix until creamy.

2. Beat the egg in a separate bowl and add it to the previous mixture, continue to mix until the egg is fully incorporated.

3. Now add the vanilla extract, grated citrus peel and honey, and work these ingredients in as well.

4. Finally, sift the dry ingredients: cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and flour into the previous mixture and mix with a spoon until a uniform dough is formed.

5. Put the dough on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and flatten it with your hand. Cover the dough with another piece of baking paper and roll it out with a rolling pin so that the dough is even and neither too thick nor too thin.

Then place the dough in the refrigerator for about an hour.

6. Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Once the hour is up, you can cut out the alfajores lids. We use a round cookie cutter with a diameter of about 4-5 cm. If the dough sticks to the cutter, dip it in flour.

Place the cut-out circles on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

If the dough gets too warm and hard to cut, put it back in the fridge.


7. Once all the cookies are cut out, bake them at 180 °C for about 6-8 minutes. When you take them out of the oven, the cookies should still be a little soft in the middle.

It is important to pay attention to the time so that the cookies don't get too hard, otherwise the dulce de leche may come out on the sides when you bite into the alfajores.


After baking, let the alfajores lids cool completely.


8. Then you can fill them with dulce de leche. To do this, take a cookie and smear a generous amount of dulce de leche on it with a knife. Then take a second cookie and press it on the cookie coated with dulce de leche. 


Option 1: Dust the alfajores with a little powdered sugar and enjoy!


Option 2: If you want to cover the alfajores with chocolate, melt the chocolate in a water bath and use a spoon to dip the alfajores one by one.

Place the coated alfajores on a wire rack with a plate or baking sheet underneath to allow the chocolate to drip off until completely dry.

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