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Recipe by Quail Trails

I love the whole anise seeds and the slightly buttery flavor of these "biscos", traditional Christmas cookies in my home state of New Mexico.

Top Review by Indico79

These are the BEST cookies in the whole world. I'm glad to see you use lard and a sweet wine. That's the only way to make them!!! =o) My grandmother always made these every year for christmas and I'm so glad to finally find a recipe that's authentic!!! Thank you so much

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream lard and butter.
  2. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, anise seed, salt, baking powder and brandy, mix.
  4. Add flour gradually, til dough is firm, shape into a log and wrap in clear wrap.
  5. Chill, then slice in 3/4" slices.
  6. Mix cinnamon sugar, press uncooked cookie slice into mixture to coat one side and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.

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