Biscochitos Recipe

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Debra Baca-Brooks


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

5 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


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

How to Make Biscochitos


  1. Cream lard, sugar, and anise seed in a large mixing bowl.
    Add eggs and beat well.
  2. Combine 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.
  3. Knead dough slightly and pat or roll to a 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch thickness.
    Cut dough into desired shapes.
  4. Combine 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.

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About Biscochitos

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Mexican

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