I just didn't pay enough attention to indexing when I set this place up. I keep telling myself that I'm going to reorganize, but there always seems to be something better to do. In the meantime, you should know that if it's cookies you are looking for, check the category "Tea and" on the left over there. There are some other things there that go well with a cup of tea, too. I do wish I'd been a bit less weird, and more practical, naming those categories.
The teatime treats you see before you are alfajores, Argentinian cookies recommended by Fruityoaty. Really they are more sweet little mini-cakes than cookies. I'm pretty sure the mondosize isn't solely due to my clunky touch, since I wound up with as many cookies as the recipe predicted. I don't make filled cookies very often, as they are fussy, and you wind up with half the number of cookies you think you deserve- each cookie being composed of two, plus extra stuff.
So, though these are nice, I won't be making them again soon. My favorite thing about them is the dulce de leche in the middle, which I made using the David Lebovitz recipe . This is a very good, effective procedure, which has a bonus feature-unlike the traditional method, it does not involve the possibility of exploding cans, head injuries, and/or condensed milk on the wall and in your hair. It is so nice to lick some off a spoon, risk free.
There are a surprising number of recipes for this cookie on the net. The one thing they all have in common-aside from the coconut edge, is the use of cornstarch in large quantities. I used the recipe from the Sunset magazine site. If you are looking for a little bit of a project, you could do worse. I do hold sandwich cookies to a very high standard, and these just don't knock my socks off.