An alfajor is two cookies, with a layer of dulce de leche (caramel) in the center, and then bother in chocolate, dark or white. I have finally broken down and started buying some alfajores from the Chaparal Super Market. They are very pricey. When I visited with my friend from Argentina she gave me several Alfajores Havana. Havana are the best, and most expensive alfajor. I wanted to scream no, but inside I wasn't going to say no. The Havana are like eating a bit of heaven. The Chaparal sometimes has Havana and they are very expensive. So last time I was at Learning Partnership (Downtown Mental Health) I went to the store with the intention of getting some alfajores. I couldn't bring myself to buy the Havana, very expensive, so got the cheap ones, Bon O' Bon. They had a crunchy cookie, more like a cracker. Tony discovered them, and ate them all up.
So last week I went back to the store to get some more Bon O' Bon for him and some Havana fir me. They had neither. However they had a cheap brand, looked like store brand, and I purchased a couple. Not bad, but seemed to have a Mexican cookie with dulce de leche, and not quite the real thing.
I also bought a name brand from Argentina, La Recoleta. They turned out very nice, and have a great deal of dulce de leche between the cookies. Not quite as heavenly as the Havana, but I can taste Argentina when I eat them.