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Alfajores

Alfajores

I first came across alfajores [alpha-ho-ress] when I worked at a Mexican coffee shop, an unusual offering amongst chocolate chip and sugar cookies in downtown Ottawa. With simple ingredients, alfajores are a magical creation of a simple cookie base with a hint of lemon and a rich dulce de leche filling. Traditionally rolled in shredded coconut, the alfajor is both elegant and intriguing.

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