What is an Alfajor?

Alfajores are made with two soft and crumbly biscuits sandwiched around a delicious dollop of caramel filling (dulce de leche). In fact, alfajores would be nothing without dulce de leche, made with milk and sugar boiled down to its raw, creamy essence. Nothing beats the flavour of an alfajor with the right amount of dulce de leche!
The alfajor is considered a pastry or confection, that can be appreciated in the morning with coffee or tea, as an afternoon snack or after dinner as a delicious dessert. In fact any time is the right time to indulge in one. There are many versions of alfajores and almost every region in Latin America has its traditional recipe, including jam-filled alfajores. The most popular ones are filled with dulce de leche and covered in either dark chocolate or milk chocolate.