(December 18, 2016)—New Mexico is unique in a number of ways. For most of us that know why, there’s no question why the cultural and edible diversity that we have, keep us right here in the Land of Enchantment. It’s not always that just about everything we do, is only done here, but in New Mexico’s case, this is one of our default pretenses, proudly. Biscochitos is just one of them. If you’re not a fan of liquor, then this is the next best thing, to the real thing.
New Mexico Biscochitos Recipe (Liquor Free)
•6 Extra Large Eggs
•2 Cups Sugar
•2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
•1 1/2 Cups manteca (lard)
•1/2 cup butter
•6 1/2 cups Flour
•2 teaspoons Baking Powder
•2 tablespoons Crushed Anise Seeds
Combine eggs ,sugar, vanilla, butter and manteca (lard) and mix thoroughly.
After eggs, sugar, vanilla, butter and manteca mixture are mixed thoroughly, add the baking powder and flour. Mix in anise seeds. Mix into a dough, it should be the consistency of a pie crust.
Roll out dough to your preferred thickness, cut cookies, then dip in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon before baking.
Bake at 350 for 13 to 16 Minutes