Here's another recipe from my new book I'd like to share, and this is just the perfect time for it. Aren't we all thinking about holiday baking these days? Ok, if you're in Northern California you must be thinking freezing weather too - you've heard all the complaints on twitter I'm sure - so, what better than baking for an excuse to turn on your oven and warm up the house?
It will also be fun to do something slightly different than the usual sugar or gingerbread cookies, don't you agree? I highly recommend these Alfajores, two buttery, crumbly cookies hugging the sweet dulce de leche (a sort of caramelized milk jam), your friends and relative will appreciate the novelty. You may have to teach them how to say the name, al-fa-ho-res, but once they bite into these addictively delicious cookies, they won't mind one bit.
Don't let the fact that these cookies are so deliciously delicate - they seem to crumble under too intense a gaze - deter you. While being made, the dough is so easy to work with it feels like Play-doh.