Homemade Alfajores

Posted on February 24, 2012 by Vivi in PATISSERIE, RECIPES

Alfajores Made from Scratch Dulce de leche Traditional Recipe Cooking in Argentina

Valentines Day may be over, but some sweethearts’ sweet teeth aren’t satiated.  I remember the first time I tried an alfajor I was completely shocked that something so sticky, sugary and sinful could exist.  It was so sweet that I couldn’t finish it and it made me feel sick afterwards.

My blood sugar levels have since adjusted to the Argentine setting.  I elected to make some alfajores of my own.  The recipe is simplistic and the results impressive.

Alfajores Made from Scratch Traditional Recipe Cooking in Argentina


How to Make Alfajores Argentine Cookie Recipe Dulce de leche

  • Mini Tapitas, or comparable shortbread cookie
  • Dulce de leche, Estilo Colonial
  • Chocolate bano de repostera, melted in the bag by submerging in hot water.


  1. Take two Tapitas and put a dollop of dulce de leche on one side, and make a sandwich.
  2. Take the sandwich and dip in melted chocolate.  This is optional.  You could also roll in  coconut flakes.
  3.  Let the chocolate harden on a piece of wax paper.  Enjoy! 


  1. OMG I want to eat the screen. I miss these SO bad!!!!!

  2. Being from Boise, it is so much fun seing all this stuff from Argentina that I miss from time to time. It is so weird that eating a half dozen Facturas cada dia no es un problema para mi (any longer)… Love it. I never really fit in in Buenos Aires but it was a rad city. I’d like something maybe double the size of Mendoza but along the coast. I haven’t found it.


  3. wow..
    where do u find tapitas?
    i’ve been craving alfajores de maizena.
    do u have a recipe for maizena??


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