MEMBER RECIPE

Biscochitos New Mexican cookies Recipe

By DebitNM
Difficulty: Easy | Makes: 3 dozen
These are traditional New Mexican cookies that are especially popular at Christmas. They are tender and light and combine the wonderful flavors of cinnamon and anise.
INGREDIENTS
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 cups shortening, preferably Lard
  • 1and 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons anise seed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/4 cup white sugar [for topping]
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Saigon cinnamon
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  2. Cream shortening with sugar [1 and 1/2 cups] and anise seeds until fluffy
  1. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  1. Mix in flour [1 cup at a time] and brandy until well blended.
  2. Turn dough out on a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.
  1. Cut into circles, 2 -3 inches wide, using cookie cutter.
  2. Dust with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  1. Cool on rack.

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