Alfajores Recipe

by Matt on January 1, 2009

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Hi! If you're here because of Martha's blogging show on today that originally aired in September than I say thank you and happy new year! If you're looking for the cookie recipe it's right here. Thanks!

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Bunny January 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm

I saw you on Martha Stewart this morning (Minneapolis). I was so impressed with the blogging show and your cookies. I’m a grandmother with a home computer. I decided to make learning to blog my New Year’s Resolution for 2009. Thanks for the inspiration.

K. Piper January 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm

Thank you so much for posting the cookie recipe. It’s exactly what I was looking for after today’s show. I know it is delicious! You ar very kind.

K. Piper January 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I stand corrected: are

Happy New Year! You are an inspiration

Blondie January 2, 2009 at 5:23 am

I saw you on the Martha show New Year’s Day – and I have to say that I was retrieving ingredients from my cabinets before the segment even ended. (I also agree with you about possibly wetting my pants just STANDING next to Martha!). I don’t usually watch alot of morning TV, but was flipping through and saw the mixer WHIRLING around and screeeeeeech….I had to pause. And boy am I glad I did! The cookies were a hit! (mine came out a little puffy – but still delicious!) I also used a cheaper substitute for the caramel filling “La Lechera” – made by Nestle.

Now, I had to read through your ENTIRE blog (so the dishes didn’t get done and there are 5 loads of laundry waiting) and loved all of your stories. As an Italian mother of 5 boys, I could spend entire evenings talking about food and recipes with my friends. (I’m even having a food affair with my girlfriend’s husband – because we both love food THAT MUCH!)

I’m off to the market to stock up – and COOK ON!

Julie January 2, 2009 at 10:30 am

Happy New Year! I have been a silent reader for awhile and really enjoy your blog. Your pictures are amazing and I LOVE your sense of humor! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for ’09. :)

matt wright January 2, 2009 at 2:48 pm

The two biggest M’s in food – together!!!!!

Kristi B. January 2, 2009 at 4:31 pm

I don’t usually watch Martha, but the description said blogging. I thought I would tune in to see what was going on. I found you, Matt! Great recipe and great blog!

(Central Texas)

Sami January 2, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Can you read minds? Thank you! :)

andie's tyme January 3, 2009 at 5:32 am

Thanks for posting the recipe. I saw you on the re-broadcast and want to make them today to try. They look so delicious and since my husband is from Mexico I’m glad I can use the cajeta. It’s easier to find here in the Midwest. Thanks!

andie's tyme January 3, 2009 at 5:32 am

Thanks for posting the recipe. I saw you on the re-broadcast and want to make them today to try. They look so delicious and since my husband is from Mexico I’m glad I can use the cajeta. It’s easier to find here in the Midwest. Thanks!

andie's tyme January 3, 2009 at 5:32 am

Thanks for posting the recipe. I saw you on the re-broadcast and want to make them today to try. They look so delicious and since my husband is from Mexico I’m glad I can use the cajeta. It’s easier to find here in the Midwest. Thanks!

kristina January 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I watched that show everyday while I was home in the hopes of seeing your episode! Missed it by a fraction !!

LOVE your new banner! Why is it that you always know the right thing in the right dose at the right time?

Man you’re good!

Souvenir Kattunge January 5, 2009 at 8:10 am

Just saw your segment on Martha Stewart. I’m going to have to give the recipe a try.

Love the blog and your photography.

I love food too. :)

Beauty and All That January 7, 2009 at 10:54 am

I saw you on the Martha Stewart show as well (watching it online) and thank you for posting the recipe! You have a great blog and I’m looking forward to reading more.

Tash January 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I don’t normally watch Martha Stewart, but you were such a fresh face and your enthusiasm showed! Thanks for sharing.

Eric Hensley January 26, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Alfajores are one of the best aspects of living in Argentina, I miss them terribly! Dulce de leche is such a fun ingredient, its a shame that people don’t use it more in the States. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

linda March 6, 2009 at 10:46 am

Great cookie. I really like the touch of orange.

Janine at Rustic Kitchen March 10, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Hi Matt! I’ve followed your blog for a while but somehow this post escaped me. I made alfajores as wedding favors just four weeks ago! My new husband is from Uruguay and we wanted to thank our friends with something from his culture. I didn’t have an authentic recipe for the cookies, so I used one of Dorie’s, but I’ll have to try yours next time. Here’s my post:
http://www.rustickitchen.com/blog/?p=340
Cheers,
Janine

Lorraine March 20, 2009 at 8:28 am

Hi Matt,
I wanted to thank you… no no…. my family, friends & co-workers want to thank you for this recipe!
I saw you on the Martha Stewart show and decided I’d give this cookie a try (my first baking experience). WELL, let me just tell you that I am a natural ; )
The cookies came out fantastic! My fiance and I ate the whole batch in 2days. Then I made like 4 batches and brought some to work, friends & family. EVERYONE IS OBSESSED WITH THESE COOKIES NOW! So I have become an insane baker over the past 2months! I have taught my mother how to make them, so now this is just snowballing all over Morris County, NJ!!
So my thoughts…. when I open up my own bakery one day, I’d love for you to come by and try my version of your Alfajores!
Thanks for the recipe and thanks for helping me discover my love for baking!
xoxo
Lorraine

Becca May 22, 2009 at 9:23 am

Matt– I cannot tell you how happy I was to come across this recipe on your site, today!! My best friend’s mom, who’s Peruvian, used to make alfajores for us all the time– and they are totally my go-to comfort cookie when I need a little taste of home. I hope you don’t mind, but I posted a link to your recipe as well as the photo (with credit, of course!) to my site. Keep up the fantastic work, your blog is totally one of my top reads!

Eliane September 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Hi Matt,
I am going to try this recipe for sure ! Would you have a recipe for dulce de leche ? I know the one you cook the condensed milk can on a pressure cooker, but it is pretty dangerous though… A friend of a neighbor of mine in Brazil used to make some and I know it took several hours, but it was so good that once in a while it would not hurt.
Or would you recommend any dulce de leche brand available in U.S. ?
Thanks !

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