Alfajor

 

cookie

Made of butter, eggs, sugar, corn starch, flour.

dulce de leche

The heart of all flavors! Can be accompanied with guava or coconut.

cookie

Melt-in-your-mouth texture.

coating

Hand-dipped in chocolate, rolled in coconut or sugar glazed.

What is an alfajor?

Alfajores are traditional Argentine pastries made with two delicate, melt-in-your-mouth cookies embracing a luscious dollop of creamy dulce de leche caramel. Longing to share the taste of her childhood with her own children, Lucila started baking her authentic, artisanal alfajores in Chicago.

Alfajores probably originated in the Middle East and reached southern Spain as far back as the 8th century when the Moors occupied the Iberian peninsula. The Spanish version of the alfajor then made its way to South America in the 16th century with the invasion of the Spanish conquistadors. The “modern” style of Argentine alfajores, similar to Lucila’s classic flavors, dates back to the late 19th century.

In Argentina, alfajores are usually enjoyed with family and friends gathered around the table sharing yerba mate tea (or coffee) and chatting about the day's events. They are a perfect compliment to a morning coffee or tea, as an afternoon snack or a stand-alone dessert. We invite you to taste and share the love at any hour of the day and let us know when they taste best to you!

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