Good morning and a happy Monday to you. It is funny what a little warm weather and sun will do for a persons spirit. This weekend in my neck of the woods, although it was chilly Saturday, Sunday was beautiful, sunny and the first opportunity to sit, relax and enjoy the weather.
I read, relaxed, worked a bit and of course baked. Oddly enough I may have mentioned that I am “dieting”, the dreaded “D Word” and I find that I actually bake more when I cannot or do not want eat the food. This weekend I baked a batch of of salted alfajores and the friends who were the recipients said they were scrumptious.
For those who do not know what an alfajores is, it is like the Oreo’s of South America and it is a pair of sugar cookies with a layer of Dulce de leche in between.
I visited Buenos Aries in December and I would not be exaggerating if I said I ate my weight in these cookies, in fact the only thing, other than a leather hand-bag. I brought home was 10 lbs of these cookies. In case you are wondering I did share a few but for the most part, I ate them all. Which explains why I am dieting!
The great thing about this recipe from MB from Bourbon and Brown Sugar is that it is an all in one bar cookie, you still get the classic taste of a traditional alfajores cookie but with the ease of a bar cookie.
Salted Alfajores Bars
Recipe from Bourbon and Brown Sugar
I hope that you try these bars, I promise you that you will not be disappointed. If you try them, do let me know I want to know if you like them.
I hope that you have a fabulous week.