Biscochitos I

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

This cookie is traditional in Taos, New Mexico. This particular recipe was given to me by my mother, Margaret Miera Romero.

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and brandy until well blended.
  • Turn dough out on a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes (the fleur-de-lys is traditional).
  • Dust with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.