Almerian Christmas Alfajores (Spanish Wafers with Almond and Lemon Filling)

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Description

The holiday season has begun and that means hot spiced drinks, holiday cheer, and, of course, lots and lots of cookies. Bring the flavors of a Spanish Christmas to your home this year with this recipe for Almerian Christmas Alfajores, otherwise known as Spanish Wafers with Almond and Lemon Filling. These sweet nutty and citrus filled wafers have a rich holiday flavor that will make them a new Christmas cookie favorite. Allow to set under a weight for a couple days before slicing and serving.

Ingredients

225 grams sugar
2 lemon
225 grams raw almonds (whole)
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
wafer cookies (plain)

Directions

1Blend the sugar in the blender for 30 seconds, starting at medium speed and increasing to high until it becomes a powder. Add the lemon zest and blend again for 20 seconds, starting at medium speed and increasing to high. Set aside.
2Blend the almonds at medium speed, stopping from time to time to push them down toward the blades. Set aside.
3Return the sugar mixture to the blender and blend for 20 seconds on medium high speed until a paste begins to form. Add a drizzle of water if necessary. Taste, adding lemon and cinnamon if needed.
4Divide the paste into two equal parts. Form into small balls and place on the wafers, flattening with the hand to shape into flat rectangles. The filling should be less than 1 centimeter thick.
5Cut any portion of the filling that extends beyond the edge of the wafers and top with another wafer to form a sandwich. Wrap in plastic wrap and set aside, repeating with the rest of the wafers and the filing.
6Set aside on a flat surface under a weight for 2 or 3 days.
7Remove from plastic wrap and cut into rectangles or triangles.
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NutritionView more

590Calories
Sodium1%DV25mg
Fat45%DV29g
Protein25%DV13g
Carbs27%DV80g
Fiber40%DV10g

PER SERVING *

Calories590Calories from Fat260
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat29g45%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol<5mg1%
Sodium25mg1%
Potassium490mg14%
Protein13g25%
Calories from Fat260
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate80g27%
Dietary Fiber10g40%
Sugars61g122%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.