Instead of making a more traditional gingerbread, sugar or butter cookie to leave for Santa Claus, this year, I made alfajores. With an outside of delicate melt-in-your mouth vanilla cookie and an inside of creamy dulce de leche, these Argentine sandwich cookies are wonderfully delicious. The cookies have to be completely cooled before spreading on the dulce de leche, so get started on them right away. In Argentina, they are three to four inches in diameter, but I prefer smaller cookies and made mine with a two-and-a-half inch biscuit cutter; feel free to adjust the size to suit your preferences. These buttery cookies pair perfectly with coffee, sparkling wine, or in the case of Old Saint Nick, a glass of milk! Read more for the recipe.
Posts for December 24th 2010
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Amid all the edible gift making and cocktail-sipping, don't forgot one very important task on Christmas Eve: setting out cookies for Santa! But don't even think about throwing a few Chips Ahoy on a plate and calling it a night; Father Christmas (and, ahem, his little helpers who make sure the cookies are gone by morning) deserves better. Before you settle in for your long Winter's nap, bake up a batch of these deliciously festive cookies.