Native American Feast Day Cookies

Recipe by Chef Otaktay
READY IN: 43mins




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