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Bizcochos (Mexican Holiday Cookies)

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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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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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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..