Bizcochito (Mexican Holiday Cookie)

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JoSele Swopes

By
@JODIE57

I love these cookies, since we moved to New Mexico it has been a big deal with us...This goes right a long with our Holiday cookies...A friend of mine gave me this recipe and I have added to it...which I feel has enhanced the recipe...Here is a little history on this cookie...this is our state cookie...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bizcochito
Bizcochito
Adopted in 1989.

Bizcochito (bees-ko-CHEE-toh)

This act made New Mexico the first state to have an official cookie. The biscochito is a small anise flavored, shortbread cookie used during special celebrations, wedding receptions, baptisms, and religious days, continuing a tradition brought by the Spaniards. It was chosen to help maintain traditional home baked cookery

In 1989, Frances Mitchelle Maldonado, (owner of Enchantment Delights in Albuquerque and was famous for baking her delicious Josecito-Biscochitos) worked on passing New Mexico House Bill 406 declaring the Bizcochito as the official State Cookie.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
66 to 72
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    butter, cold
  • 3/4 c
    sugar, raw (1/4) raw and (1/2) sugar
  • 1 tsp
    star anise
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 3 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    grand marnier
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon stick grated
  • 1/4 cup c
    pure cane sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    cinnamon ground

How to Make Bizcochito (Mexican Holiday Cookie)

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350* Non greased cookie sheet

    Cream butter, sugar, and anise
    Beat eggs, and add to butter and sugar mixture, cream...
    Stir together in separate bowl, flour, baking powder, and salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Stir into cream mixture...
    Alternate the dry mixture with Gran Marnie, cream together.
  3. Turn out on floured board knead several times...Roll to 1/8 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter or floured glass, or cookie cutter..
  4. Dust tops with sugar and cinnamon...
    Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes at 350* cool cookies onto rack....

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About Bizcochito (Mexican Holiday Cookie)

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican




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