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.

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5 dozen
20 Min
10 Min


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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)
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


  • 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.

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About Biscochitos

Course/Dish: Cookies
Regional Style: Mexican

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