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Bizcochos (Mexican Holiday Cookies)

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   96

recipe id: 28229

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2 cups lard (no substitute)
1 cup sweet wine or any fruit juice
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon anise seeds
2 egg yolks
3 cups all-purpose flour


1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon


Whip lard until creamy. Mix wine, sugar, cinnamon and anise; add to lard and mix with wooden spoon. Add egg yolks; mix well. Add sufficient flour to make a soft dough; roll out l/2-inch thick. Cut in desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees F; check often to prevent burning. Mix coating ingredients. Dredge cookies in this mixture while still warm.

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In authentic Mexican cooking, lard, not shortening, is used.

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72 calories, 4 grams fat, 7 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I've been buying these cookies for ever, especially for the holiday. These are the best cookies I've ever had home made. They better than the ones sold in stores. Thank you very much for posting your recipe.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This is a delicious cookie - I used to drive from California to New Mexico for 20 Doz of this cookies (Biscochos) just because i Love them - Thanks for posting the recipe..

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