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March 23, 2011


Natalia Sylvester

Mmm...these are my favorites! I can't even tell you how many times my cousins and I used to fight (okay, we still do) over who got to eat more of my grandmother's alfajores. It's gotten to the point that each Christmas she bakes us each a batch of her own (and there are 10 of us!). She's also semi-famous for baking them for people as gifts--everyone from her doctor to the gardener. They're always a huge hit.


My husband's family is from Peru and Alfajores are one of our favorites! I'm so happy to see more people discovering these delicious cookies! One tip I learned from his Aunt is to use powdered sugar on your cutting board instead of flour, it'll keep the dough from getting too dry & "tough" (also works great for all roll-out cookies). I haven't made them with brandy before, but now I'm thinking I might have to try that next time, sounds delicious!


Thanks for the comments! I'll have to try that powdered sugar trick, Kimberly!

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