Argentine alfajor with black chocolate cover and Dulce de Leche filling.
What is an Alfajor?
Alfajores are sweet snacks made with two round cookies with different sweet fillings between them. The filling is usually dulce de leche although there are a lot of variations. They can be covered with powder sugar (the traditional ones) glazed sugar (Santafesinos or "de nieve") grated coconut or chocolate. Argentina is today the world's largest consumer of alfajores both in total numbers and in per capita calculations being the most common snack for schoolchildren and adults.