Biscochitos (New Mexican Biscuits)

Biscochitos (New Mexican Biscuits)


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About this recipe: This biscuit is the traditional biscuit of New Mexico in the US. It's quite a simple but flavourful biscuit that is traditionally cut as a fleur-de-lis, but use your favourite biscuit cutters or simply a glass!


Serves: 72 

  • 750g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 410g lard
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons anise seed
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the lard and 300g sugar until smooth. Mix in the anise seed, and beat until fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the sifted ingredients and brandy, and stir until well blended.
  3. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to about a 5mm thickness, and cut into desired shapes using cutters. The traditional is fleur-de-lis. Place biscuits onto baking trays. Mix together the 4 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the tops of the biscuits.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

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