Biscochitos - New Mexico’s State Cookie

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 25
YIELD: 50 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream lard with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg until incorporated.
  • On low speed, add milk and flour mixture to lard mixture until incorporated.
  • Turn dough out on lightly floured board, knead gently to form a ball, then press to 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut into shapes OR roll into balls (~1 inch in size).*.
  • Toss shapes in cinnamon and sugar topping.**.
  • On greased baking sheets, bake for 13 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees F or until bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Yield: about 50 small cookies.
  • *If you roll them into balls, be sure to press them down slightly with a fork after positioning them onto baking sheets.
  • **The easiest way to do this is to put several balls/shapes and the cinnamon and sugar into a small tupperware container. Put the lid on and shake gently.
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