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Yes these are made with lard and no there is no substitute. In authentic Mexican cooking, lard, not shortening, is used. This recipe comes from Seasoned with Sun the El Paso Junior League Cookbook. A co-worker asked me for the recipe and I realized that it wasn't posted anywhere.
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- 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2Beat the lard until creamy.
- 3Mix the wine or fruit juice with 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and anise seeds; add to lard and mix with a wooden spoon.
- 4Add the egg yolks; mixing well.
- 5Add enough flour to make soft dough; roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut in desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet.
- 6Bake 15 minutes; checking often to prevent burning.
- 7Mix the remaining 1 cup of sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon; dredge cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm.
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Nutritional Facts for Bizcochos (Mexican Holiday Cookies)
Serving Size: 1 (1477 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 893.9
- Calories from Fat 476
- Total Fat 52.9 g
- Saturated Fat 20.5 g
- Cholesterol 95.8 mg
- Sodium 6.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 91.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
- Sugars 52.4 g
- Protein 5.7 g