Biscochitos Recipe

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Biscochitos

Debra Baca-Brooks

By
@FireMaiden1

This is a traditional cookie Recipe for New Mexico,
especially during Christmas Hope you enjoy!

There are a couple of different ways you can make them.


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Rating:
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Serves:
5 dozen
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

1 lb
of lard or crisco
1 1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
anise seed (can generally be found in mexican cooking isle in grocery store)
2
eggs, beaten
6 c
flour
3 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
brandy* or you could substitute real orange juice no pulp or low pulp
1/4 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
cinnamon

Step-By-Step

1Cream lard, sugar, and anise seed in a large mixing bowl.
Add eggs and beat well.

2Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Alternately add flour and brandy or Orange juice to creamed mixture until stiff dough has been formed.

3Knead dough slightly and pat or roll to a 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut dough into desired shapes.

4Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Dust the top of each cookie with a small amount of mixture.

Bake in a 350F oven for 10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Mexican