Mexican Bizcochitos (Crusty Sweet Biscuit)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a crusty sweet biscuit that is good served with hot chocolate, coffee or tea. It is an inexpensive, very quick and easy treat. I like them best when they are fresh from the oven. They are very easy to prepare and I've added a little cinnamon to the powdered sugar that is mixed in with the butter. I like to make them on mornings we get to sleep in for a late morning "get yourself going" sweet biscuit served with coffee. I also like to make them if I know my girlfriends are coming over for morning coffee. I found this in a little South West cookbook about 10 yrs ago. Just something special for those of us that don't (but should,smile) eat breakfast. They are an easy treat for the kids to help make. You need to help them roll them in the powdered sugar, as it is done when hot from the oven. I'm not sure how long they would keep,,ours are always gone! I believe they should be ok stored in a zip locked bag,,for a day or so. I want to try doubling recipe to freeze some to have on hand as I think they would freeze well, but I'm not sure how good they would be re-heated. This is not a large quantity recipe, just enough for a couple biscuits for 2 people.


  1. Cream together butter and powdered sugar.
  2. Add in flour, pecans and vanilla and mix together.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls.
  4. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  5. Flatten with bottom of a glass that has been dipped in powdered sugar.
  6. Bake in 300°F preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  7. When done, roll each in powdered sugar while still warm.
  8. If you like cinnamon, you may add it to the dough or in the powdered sugar you roll the baked biscuit inches.
  9. My granddaughter likes to spread a little jam on hers, but that is too sweet for me.
  10. Best served warm from the oven with coffee, hot chocolate or your favorite warm drink.
Most Helpful

What a find! These are marvelous! I made a double batch for a friend who came over to watch a movie on DVD. We had to stop the movie and make a second batch. We spread them with cream cheese and a kiss of Cholulla hot sauce. THANX

Pierre Dance November 26, 2003

peppermintkitty, these are wonderfully crisp and buttery! Extremely easy to make too! I made a few changes: I dissolved 1/4 tsp instant coffee in the vanilla before adding to rest of mixture as well as adding 1/4 tsp cinnamon to the flour. Next time (and there WILL be a next time!) I will add a little more of both. I'll also add another 2 tsp of icing sugar to compensate for the bitterness of the cinnamon and coffee (I chose not to roll them in more icing sugar after they came out of the oven). I got 15 cookies from this batch and since they didn't get any bigger, I was still able to bake them on one sheet. Thanks peppermintkitty!

M&Mers November 14, 2010

These were great and they really took no time at all to make! The recipe yielded about 8 biscuits.

alabughosh July 02, 2010