Week 31: Biscochitos (New Mexico)

Biscochitos are sugar cookies flavored with anise and orange. Then, they are coated in a delicious cinnamon-sugar mixture!

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Biscochitos won this week's poll, with the prickly pear sorbet in second place. Vote for New York's state dessert for this week on my home page.


Biscochitos are easy to make and have such a unique flavor that makes them addictive. It's important to crush your anise seeds well because you don't want a large piece in your mouth.


To make the biscochitos, you'll have to cream your butter and sugar together. Then add the eggs, and beat for about 3 minutes. Fold in the flour, crushed anise, orange, and baking powder. Form the dough into a ball and chill.


Chilling the dough will help avoid spreading. Once you cut your cookie dough into the shape you want, bake the cookies!

 

|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 15 cookies|

RECIPE:


INGREDIENTS:

Cookie Dough:

  • 1/2 cup lard (butter also works)

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed anise seeds

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

STEPS:

  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add your egg and mix for another 3 minutes. Fold in the flour, baking powder, orange zest, and anise seeds. Form into a ball and cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Roll out your cookie dough on a floured surface until it's 1-inch thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk sugar and cinnamon. Dunk your cookies into the cinnamon sugar, and then let your cookies cool completely.

Enjoy!

- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳

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