Cornstarch alfajores

Cornstarch alfajores

Cornstarch alfajores are a delightful treat originating from South America, particularly popular in countries like Argentina and Uruguay.

These delicate sandwich cookies consist of two buttery, crumbly cornstarch-based cookies with a smooth layer of dulce de leche sandwiched between them.


200 gr of Butter at room temperature
200 gr of powdered sugar
3 Egg
2 Yolks
1 tbsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp lemon zest
200 gr of flour
400 gr of cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
500 gr of Dulce de leche
100 g of grated coconut


-Mix the Butter and Sugar -Add the Eggs and Yolks one by one.

-Incorporates lemon zest, vanilla essence.  Mix the dry ingredients and add them little by little with a spatula.

-Take the dough to the cold to rest, stretch and cut circles.

-Bake at medium temperature (170C – 190C) for 8 to 10 minutes, so that they do not dry out too much.  The idea is that they do not brown.

-Finally, fill with pastry Dulce de Leche and pass through grated coconut.


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