Forget gingerbread cookies! Alfajores are the most typical cookies of our Latino Christmas! I learned to love these little cookies during Christmas when I lived in Spain. They're also very popular in Latin American countries, like Argentina.
Alfajores are made differently in each country, but I have never tasted an alfajor I didn't love. My favorites are made with dulce de leche. I'd love it if someone would give them to me this Christmas because I'm don't really know how to make them. If you want to make them yourself, it's not that hard!
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I fell in love with dulce de leche when a Colombian friend gave me a jar of arequipe for Christmas a few years ago. It's easy to make and you can prepare it with ingredients that you have in your kitchen right now, like milk, sugar, and vanilla.
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We can't deny that a Latino Christmas is flavored with coconut! Dulce de coco is made in many Latin American countries many different ways, but it almost always has--aside from coconut, of course!--spices like vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Dulce de coco is a delicious gift that you can share with everyone. If you make it soft, you can place in jars, and if it's hard, you can place in a canister to gift. Check out a simple recipe to make soft Colombian-style dulce de coco here.