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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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Classic holiday shortbread

Classic holiday shortbread

My grandma was not a very serious person, except when it came to her bridge game and her shortbread cookies, a 6th generation family recipe from Scotland. I've never questioned this recipe because these cookies are straight-up delicious. They're buttery and flaky, and the recipe showcases the power of basics like butter, flour, and sugar.

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