I’m going to hold back on the Evita quotes and references and get right to the point: Buenos Angie’s alfajore is the best cookie I’ve ever tasted. Yes, that includes the iconic Thin Mint, my personal gooey oatmeal raisin recipe, and buttery Mexican wedding cakes.
Buenos Angie’s specializes in the traditional Argentinian alfajore, an extraordinary little sweet sandwich made from two soft sugar cookies held together with dulce de leche (milk-based caramel). Iterations of this magical composition proliferate all over South America as convenient street food – so, everyone down there must be swooning in ecstasy all the time.
Angie asserts “they absolutely melt in your mouth” and “you have never tasted anything so delicious.” She is not lying. When a bite hits your mouth, the buttery cookies crumble seamlessly into the caramel filling, creating a flavor that balances sugar, flour and salt in a gentle dose. Buenos Angie’s has been presenting at the Queens County Market so if you’ve been attending those, you can catch up with her there. The company currently bakes to order – minimum 12 cookies – you can place orders to ship on the site.
Happy hunting . . . Anne