As a valentine, would this cookie work with a card that said “I’d alfajore like you to be my valentine.” Is that a stretch? I think that one of these in a cellophane bag is the just the thing to tell someone they’re bomb.
I popped all of these (except for the sample cookie, obvz) in the freezer for a cookie emergency of the “Shucks, you’re the best!” variety. I think these cookies are cute enough to communicate all these feelings I’ve been feeling since 1984, don’t you?
I’d like to warn you that the weather is cold and dry. So my hair is staticky and all that. So maybe that’s why this dough was a touch crumbly. If you feel it needs a bit more moisture just drizzle in a little bit of milk, but these guys worked out! And the dough still held together when pressed so these are really quite drama-free. Just thought I’d tell you about my staticky hair and then relate it to these cookies somehow.
- 1 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 t baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 T vanilla
- 1 (13.4 oz) can dulce de leche, for sandwiching
- 1/2 -1 cup toasted coconut, for sandwiching
- confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
- Preheat your oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter and the sugar until lightened in color and fluffy. Add the yolks one at a time. Scrape the bowl and mix in the vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients until the dough comes together. It may look like crumbs, but will come together when pressed.
- Pour out onto a floured surface. Knead a bit to bring the dough together. Roll out until 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just beginning to look golden, but still pale in color. Cool completely and then fill with dulce de leche and toasted coconut. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Enjoy!
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I think I need shoes the color of dulce de leche.