Of Argentinian roots, these cookies' slightly cakey texture comes from a higher ratio of flour to cornstarch.
Why This Recipe Works
Alfajores, sweet Argentinean cookies, rely on the sweetness of dulce de leche, a caramel used in many Latin American recipes. Our Alfajores recipe has a high ratio of flour to cornstarch, so it has a slightly cakey texture. Toasting the coconut until it’s golden brown brings out its nuttiness.