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

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

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5Ingredients
60Minutes
590Calories
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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

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  • 225 grams sugar
  • 2 lemons
  • 225 grams raw almonds (whole)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • wafer cookies (plain)
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    Directions

    1. Blend 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.
    2. Blend the almonds at medium speed, stopping from time to time to push them down toward the blades. Set aside.
    3. Return 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.
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    NutritionView More

    590Calories
    Sodium1% DV25mg
    Fat45% DV29g
    Protein25% DV13g
    Carbs27% DV80g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    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 A0%
    Vitamin C70%
    Calcium20%
    Iron15%

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

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