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Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Caramel Filling
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Vegan Shortbread Cookies with Caramel Filling

Prep Time: 35

Cook Time: 32

If your a fan of ethnic desserts, then you will enjoy this recipe. It is a shortbread cookie with a caramel filling, it is also known as "Alfajores." It is a recipe from South America that you will enjoy and is very simple to make. Also, it is a recipe that even kids can do for class projects

To make the shortbread cookie:

  • 5 1/4 ounces of butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of soy milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon wheat flour


  1. Mix ingredients. It will end looking like dough.
  2. Wrap it in plastic for 25 minutes in freezer.
  3. After, cut the dough into cookie size figure and preheat the over to 200 degrees.
  4. Bake it for about 22 minutes or until it reaches a brownish color.

Preparation for caramel filling:

  • 1/2 cup of soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon of organic syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • Dime of salt


  1. Heat the milk and wheat flour.
  2. Add sugar and rest of ingredients and mix it.
  3. Keep mixing for about ten minutes until the caramel is thick.
  4. Finally, spread the filling in the cookies and enjoy your dessert.



*Image courtesy Flickr creative commons.

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  1. Deborah Greer
    How is this vegan, exactly?? What is the sub for butter??
    1. SPA2015
      Buy the Smart Balance vegan butter spread.
    2. SPA2015
      That was a rude comment.
  2. layyla
    Butter? Not exactly a vegan recipe.
    1. SPA2015
      That was a rude comment.
  3. brian213
    Where does the filling go?
    1. SPA2015
      Filling goes in the middle of cookie.


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