Native American Feast Day Cookies

READY IN: 43mins
Recipe by Chef Otaktay

yummy cookies that will satisfy anyone at the rez or in your home:) its very good and delicious to try anytime :)

Top Review by Doug S.

These sound good, but I am not sure how they could be indigenous Native American since flour was rarely used, and they would not have access to cinnamon or anise. I wonder if a more accurate version would include corn meal and fennel?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 350º F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream 2/3 cup of sugar and lard.
  3. Add egg and blend thoroughly.
  4. Stir in the flour, baking powder, vanilla, and anise seed, blending thoroughly.
  5. Gradually add milk until a stiff dough is formed.
  6. Mix in the pinon nuts.
  7. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured board to 1/2 inch thickness.
  8. Cut into 2 inch cookies with a cookie cutter.
  9. Sprinkle the tops with mixture of the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Bake the cookies on a well greased baking sheet for about 15 minutes or until golden.
  11. Cool on a rack.
  12. Makes 2 dozen two inch cookies.

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