Melly’s cookie bar box with 12 handmade Maizena alfajores covered with soft meringue. An Alfajor means Cookie with filling and is a characteristic delicacy from South America. An alfajor consists of two soft cornstarch biscuits with a layer of dulce de leche (caramel) in between. The whole is often also covered with a layer of chocolate or merengue. Alfajores is mainly used in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and the south of Brazil. Alfajores go well with coffee, as a dessert or can be given as a gift.
Melly’s Cookiebar has been making fresh Alfajores in its own shop in the heart of Amsterdam since 2003 by the Mellicovsky family.