Almond Arracacha Alfajores

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Almond Arracacha Alfajores
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 42 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-Free
  • 15-18 cookies


  • Almond flour
    Almond flour
  • Vanilla extract
    Vanilla extract
  • Baking Soda
    Baking soda
  • Lemon zest
    Lemon zest
  • Salt
  • coconut oil
    Coconut oil
  • Xylitol
  • Water
  • Egg yolk
    Egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup of HerbaZest Arracacha Flour
  • 1 3/4 cups of almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 tablespoons of coconut oil (soft, not melted)
  • 1/2 cup of xylitol
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cups of dulce de leche (or hazelnut spread)


These traditional Middle Eastern sandwich cookies have conquered people's hearts around the world, especially in South America where they are one of the most popular desserts. This take on the classic recipe features a mix of nutritious flours from almonds and arracacha, which add a lovely flavor and soft texture. With pleasant lime undertones, these almond arracacha alfajores are the ultimate treat!

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Mix together the almond flour, arracacha flour, baking soda, and salt.(2 minutes)
  3. Cream the coconut oil with xylitol. Beat in the egg yolks. Then add in the water, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.(5 minutes)
  4. Mix in the flour mixture and mix until it comes together.(5 minutes)
  5. Roll out the dough into quarter-inch thickness.(5 minutes)
  6. Cut out 2-inch cookies and gently place them on the baking sheet.(5 minutes)
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden.(15 minutes)
  8. Set aside to cool completely, then fill with dulce de leche or hazelnut spread. Enjoy!(5 minutes)

If you'd like to make your filling from scratch, consider making this homemade chocolate hazelnut spread.