Biscochitos I

Biscochitos I

39 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    27 m
Patricia Romero
Recipe by  Patricia Romero

“This cookie is traditional in Taos, New Mexico. This particular recipe was given to me by my mother, Margaret Miera Romero.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 3 dozen

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and brandy until well blended.
  3. Turn dough out on a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes (the fleur-de-lys is traditional). Dust with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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Reviews (39)

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AMINAHGIG
72

AMINAHGIG

I had hoped to find a traditional New Mexican biscochitos recipe and was excited to try this one. Unfortunately, the dough was impossible to roll out and I had to take extra time I didn't really have to roll dough into individual balls and press with a glass to flatten. I think due to this extra handling, the cookies turned out tougher than they should be. The biscochitos recipe I had made in the past resulted in very buttery, fine-textured cookies- these were hard and crumbly. I took care not to over-bake, and followed the recipe to a "T". Also, it should be noted that this recipe makes FAR more than 3 dozen cookies. I think I ended up with 6 dozen cookies or more. I do not recommend using this recipe.

PUUPPYLUV
64

PUUPPYLUV

I live in New Mexico and these are the best Biscochito cookies I have ever had!!! I have made them for the last few years at Christmas and told my firends/famliy I only had time to make one kind of Cookie and this is the one they ALL picked. I use real butter and double the anise seeds (which isn't really nesseccary). !Muy Bueno! -- Thanks for sharing!!!

LOUISE44
48

LOUISE44

This recipe was not the best. I have another recipe which I wish I would of used, but instead I tried this one because the ratings seemed high. I will never use this one again. I had to add water to make the dough form. It was so dry and crumbling, I had to add water to make the dough form. I do not recommend this recipe.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (36 total)

  • Calories
  • 224 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 25.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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