Chilean Alfajores Recipe (Dulce de Leche Biscuits) | PBS Food

Chilean Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Biscuits)

Chilean Alfajores recipe

Make these Chilean Alfajores featured in the POV film, Tea Time.



  • For the Biscuits:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup margarine
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of vinegar
  • 3 eggs
  • For the Filling:
  • ½ (1 lb.) of dulce de leche


  1. Mix flour, baking powder and margarine in bowl. Add vinegar and mix with fingers until dough is crumbly. Add eggs one at a time and knead until dough is firm and smooth.
  2. With rolling pin on floured surface, stretch dough until is very thin and cut in 6 cm circles. Place on oiled baking sheet, prick with fork and bake 6 to 8 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and baking sheet, let cool.
  3. Fill with plenty of dulce de leche between two biscuits and press to spread more evenly, sprinkle with powder sugar and serve.
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