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Ice Cream Sandwich: Alfajores

Alfajores Ice Cream Sandwich

Alfajores are a traditional dessert in South America. Alfajores are a sandwich, with two sugaresque type cookies and a Dulce de Leche filling. For National Ice Cream Day, we decided to take this cookie and add a twist – ice cream!


For the cookie:

  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix the dry ingredients together. Then in a second bowl, combine the sugar and butter. Blend until fluffy. Then add the egg yolks and vanilla. Blend again. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined and looks crumbly.

Then, with your hands, form a ball. Refrigerate the dough for an hour.

On a floured surface, take the refrigerated ball of dough and roll it out to about a 1/4 inch of thickness. With a cup or cookie cutter, cut out the cookies. You may need to roll out several times, just combine left over dough and keep going until the dough is finished.

Place cookies on parchment paper in oven for about 12 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden.

Cool cookies. Once cookies aren’t warm, spread a layer of Dulce de Leche and another layer of Dulce de Leche ice cream.

Then close sandwich and enjoy.