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The official state cookie of New Mexico
This recipe come from food network, here:

Biscochito is a crisp lard or butter based cookie flavored with cinnamon and anise. It is served during special celebrations, such as wedding receptions, baptisms, and religious holidays (especially during the Christmas season). It is commonly served along with hot chocolate.

Yield: 5 dozen cookies

Posted by Kelsey G. from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States • Published See Kelsey G.'s 44 projects »

  • Step 1

    Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream the lard with sugar and anise seed on medium speed. In a separate bowl. beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add beaten eggs to creamed mixture. Mix together well, adding wine to form a stiff-like dough, add more wine, if necessary.

  • Step 2

    Refrigerate dough overnight.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Step 4

    Remove dough from refrigerator and let stand for a while, until dough is soft enough to roll. Divide dough in quarters and roll to about 1/16 to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until bottom of cookie is golden brown. Meanwhile, mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Drop the baked cookies into sugar and cinnamon mixture and set aside to cool.

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