Biscochitos Traditional Cookies

Biscochitos Traditional Cookies

37 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
beckyann8
Recipe by  beckyann8

“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.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 6 dozen

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

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Reviews (37)

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AKLaura
98

AKLaura

Very good sugar cookies with just a hint of licorice flavor! I couldn't find lard so I used butter instead and they still turned out fantastic.

Margot D. Cordova
64

Margot D. Cordova

This recipe is the best. My Grandmother used to make me these cookies as a little girl. The only difference to the recipe was she used ( pineapple-juice)instead of (brandy). She would roll the cookies in the sugar & cinnamon when the cookies were still hot. Thank You VERY MUCH.

usmcwf22
45

usmcwf22

Well, first off: Never send a man to do a womans job. :p My husband bought All Vegetable Shortnening instead of lard. Still, they came out DELICIOUS! I was told they come out better w/ lard, so i'll use that next time. Also, I used brandy, not pineapple juice like another suggested, but I did use PJ to moisten up the dough when needed. THANK YOU!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (72 total)

  • Calories
  • 113 cal
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 13 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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