Alfajores cordobeses (jam filled cookies from Córdoba-Argentina)

Córdoba is a province in Argentina and these filled cookies are a typical product from this province. They are exported to many countries in the world.

300grs flour
150grs margarine or butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried yeast
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1 icing sugar
hot water
2 egg yolks

Sift the flour, sugar and baking powder into a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add the margarine or butter and the yolks to the dry ingredients and mix well until you obtain a dough
that breaks up in small crumbs.

Blend the dough with the milk until it separates from the sides of the bowl. Shape the dough into a ball, cover it with foil and rest for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a not very thin oblong. Cut out medium-sized circles with a floured cutter. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake in a warm oven.

Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack. Once the circles have cooled, stick
them together by twos with the jam.

Dissolve the icing sugar in hot water until it looks like jelly. Cover the filled cookies with the icing and cool before serving.

This recipe has been gently shared with us by a chef named Nano.