So yesterday when I said I magically found myself in the Dulce de Leche section of the Latin grocery store, that wasn’t entirely true. You see, in terms of the ice cream I was about to make, the dulce de leche was an inspired, last minute improvement to the Horchata Ice Cream that really could only have been predestined by grocery store minions. But, when you consider the alfajores my little sister was planning on making—the very alfajores that have been creeping around in the back of my mind—the dulce de leche section and I already had a predetermined date.
Alfajores are very, very sweet, but the nutty butteryness of the cookies and the deep toasty milk caramel flavor of the dulce de leche combine to make an absolutely delicious sandwich cookie. With a little powdered sugar or toasted coconut on the side, these cookies are deceptively easy to make and exceptionally elegant. Also, they’re sandwich cookies, by far the superior cookie in the land.