Backblog from Berlin
Have you ever alfajores eaten? In addition to the annual cinnamon stars and vanilla biscuits, these are pretty Cookies from South America a welcome change in the Christmas cookie jar. They consist of two round biscuits baked with cornstarch and one with Dulce de Leche-Filling held together and rolled in coconut flakes. Almost that South American version of the Macaron.
I know alfajores mostly from Argentina, but you can buy them all over South America. Through the corn starch (we mainly sell it as cornstarch), the cookies rise very well and keep them wonderful crumbly consistency, so that they literally melt on the tongue.