Traditional New Mexico Biscochitos Recipe – I am New Mexico

Traditional New Mexico Biscochitos Recipe

If you’re from New Mexico, then the probability of biscochitos being your favorite cookie is very large. For hundreds of years, New Mexicans have honored this traditional recipe during the holiday season and will likely do it for hundreds more.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to have these great cookies fresh out of the oven, then here is your opportunity.

New Mexico Biscochitos Recipe

New Mexico Biscochitos / Photograph by Instagram Photographer Usarahi

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup manteca (lard)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp crushed anise seeds
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or coarse granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs,  1 cup sugar, vanilla and lard till mixed thoroughly. After mixing thoroughly, add the baking powder, flour, brandy, and crushed anise seeds. Then, mix ingredients into a thick dough. Roll dough to your desired thickness then cut cookies to your desired shape. Mix cinnamon and brown sugar in small bowl and before baking, dust cookies with granulated sugar and cinnamon mixture before placing on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 Minutes.