Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a recipe I got from one of my aunt's she is from Chihuahua, Mexico. A traditional cookie from that region of Mexico.
- 2 cups vegetable shortening, chilled
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons anise seed
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice or 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 2 eggs
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
To Coat Cookies
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream shortening, sugar and anise seed in a bowl. Add eggs one at a time, mix well after each addition.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, clove, cinammon, baking powder and salt.
- Add the flour mixture and the orange or lemon juice alternately to the creamed mixture until stiff dough is formed.
- Knead dough slightly and drop 1 inch balls of dough into ungreased baking sheet. Bake cookies for approximately 20 - 25 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned. Let them cool slightly.
- In a separate bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll cookies in sugar mixute to coat each one.