***Cookies*** 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 ***Coating*** 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.
In authentic Mexican cooking, lard, not shortening, is used.
72 calories, 4 grams fat, 7 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams proteinper serving. This recipe is low in sodium.
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