Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Alfajores Cookies Recipe
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    Dark Chocolate Dulce De Leche Sandwich Cookies (Alfajores) Recipe

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      Servings:   17 cookies

    Ingredients
    Directions
    Dulce De Leche
    1. Pour the sweetened condensed coconut milk into a large nonstick pan and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until caramelized and very thick, about 30 minutes.
    2. Transfer dulce de leche into a shallow bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Dulce de leche can be made up to 2 weeks in advance, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator

    Cookies

    1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
    2. Add flour, coconut sugar, and Ghirardelli 72% Cacao Baking Chips to the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine and roughly chop chocolate. Add non-dairy butter alternative and coconut butter to the dry ingredients and process, using long pulses, until a dough starts to form and no large pieces of butter remain.
    3. Turn out dough onto a large sheet of parchment paper and knead a few times until dough comes together. Cover with another piece of parchment paper and roll dough to 1/4". Cut dough with a 2" round cookie or biscuit cutter. Re-roll and repeat with dough scraps. Cut out a small hole in the center of half the rounds using a mini cookie cutter or piping tip (these will be the top of the sandwiches). Freeze for about 10-15 minutes.
    4. Arrange chilled cookies 1" apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, until cookies are dry to the touch and firm.
    5. Carefully re-cut the centers of the cookies with the mini cookie cutter or piping tip if necessary. Allow cookies to cool completely.

    Assembly

    1. Once cookies are cool and dulce de leche is chilled, spoon a teaspoon of dulce de leche onto the surface of one solid cookie, then sandwich with one cut-out cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies, then chill dulce de leche sandwich cookies for 15 minutes.
    2. Drizzle alfajores cookies with melted chocolate on a diagonal, stopping before you get to the center cut-out, and place on a clean sheet of parchment paper to allow chocolate to set completely. Serve alfajores sandwich cookies. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

    Recipe and image by @thefeedfeed



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