South American Alfajors


25 portions

Ingredients for South American Alfajors

30 oz Butter
3 ea Eggs
4 oz Cognac
3 cup Flour
1 oz Baking Powder
12 oz Cajeta
3 cup Sugar, granulated
6 ea Egg Yolks
7 cup Cornstarch
1 oz Vanilla Extract
2 ea Lemon Zest

Method for South American Alfajors

• Cream the butter and sugar together, then mix in the remaining ingredients except the cajeta and coconut, until well blended.
• Knead on a floured work surface until the dough is smooth and let rest for 15 minutes.
• Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch and cut into 2-inch rounds.
• Place on a greased sheet pan and bake in a preheated 300°F oven for 20 minutes.
• When cool, spread some cajeta on the bottom of half the cookies and press another cookie on top, allowing some of the cajeta to squeeze from the sides.

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