Biscochitos Traditional Cookies

Biscochitos Traditional Cookies This is New Mexico’s traditional cookie. A great thick sugar cookie that is dusted with cinnamon-sugar. The traditional shape is fleur-de-lis, but use your favorite cookie cutters if you like.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 25 mins

    SERVING : 72

    YIELD : 6 dozen

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the lard and 1 1/2 cups sugar until smooth. Mix in the anise seed, and beat until fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the sifted ingredients and brandy, and stir until well blended.

  • On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 or 1/4 inch thickness, and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. The traditional is fleur-de-lis. Place cookies onto baking sheets. Mix together the 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the tops of the cookies.

  • Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

Per Serving: 113 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 13g; fat 5.9g; cholesterol 10.6mg; sodium 24.2mg.