5-Minute Alfajores - Argentine Cookies

Alfajores have a special place in my heart, and my belly.

My grandma is from Argentina, but moved to the US in her twenties. She would travel back to Argentina every summer and when she would come home she would bring home boxes of Alfajores. I loved them, and looked forward to them every year.

If you’ve never had an Alfajor, imagine a buttery cookie sandwiches between layers of dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche is a similar texture and taste to caramel but in my opinion SO much better!! It’s caramelized sugar, but with milk. Then the Alfajor is either covered in coconut, chocolate, or powdered sugar.

As Monica from friends would say….”I KNOW!”

Obviously there are ways to make these completely homemade but whenever I would ask my grandma how to make them she would just tell me to do this recipe. I’ve made it for years, specifically I remember making it in Elementary school for a project I did on Argentina.

So if you want a super QUICK dessert that comes together in minutes that taste delicious and looks super fancy…

Then meet Alfajores…My first true love



1 box Nilla Wafer Cookies

1 Can Dulce de Leche

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, melted

1 cup shredded coconut


  1. Spread a spoonful of dulce de Leche on a Nilla Wafer cookie.

  2. Top with another Nilla Wafer cookie. Dip half the cookie in melted chocolate. OR roll the sides in shredded coconut.

  3. You could also do both, chocolate plus shredded coconut. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.


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