1 lbof lard or crisco
1 1/2 csugar
2 tspanise seed (can generally be found in mexican cooking isle in grocery store)
3 tspbaking powder
1/2 cbrandy* or you could substitute real orange juice no pulp or low pulp
How to Make Biscochitos
- Cream lard, sugar, and anise seed in a large mixing bowl.
Add eggs and beat well.
- 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.
- Knead dough slightly and pat or roll to a 1/4 inch to a 1/2 inch thickness.
Cut dough into desired shapes.
- 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.