Sra. Laura Mueller’s afternoon class learned how to make alfajores. Alfajores are a type of cookie very popular in Argentina. Sra. Mueller’s recipe can be found in the Qué Tal cookbook.
Alfajores have been popular in Argentina and Uruguay since the mid-19th century. They differ from Spanish alfajores in that they are made with two round cookies using different sweet fillings between them. The filling is usually dulce de leche. They can be covered with powdered sugar, glazed sugar, coconut or chocolate. Argentina is the world’s largest consumer of alfajores, both in total numbers and per capita. It is the most common snack for schoolchildren and adults. [source: Wikipedia]