Cookies + Coffee = 44 Days of Holiday Cookies Day 40: The State Cookie Of New Mexico: Biscochitos

biscoThe Inn of the Governors In Santa Fe  (a swanky hotel in the New Mexico State Capital) states that the bizcochito is “usually eaten with morning coffee or milk, after lunch in the early afternoon, or dinner late at night. The cookie is seldom known outside its various territories.”

Did you see that? it says “eaten with morning COFFEE!”

OH YEAH MAMA! These are the cookies I have been waiting for.  Do not be afraid of these cookies. They are totally worth the lard. Uh-huh, that says L-A-R-D.

Seriously. I can sit and chain eat these babies with an ENTIRE pot of fresh brews Christmas roast from Starbucks.

New Mexican Bizcochitos This recipe comes from a cook book from a local Santa Fe restaurant called Philomena’s. I don’t know if the place is still around.

Oven to 350F/175C

  •  3 large eggs                                      1 cup of sugar,
  • 1 tsp vanilla                                        1 cup of lard (yep, LARD)
  • 1 tsp baking powder                           4 cups of flour
  • 1 Tbsp anise seeds, crushed

For sprinkling: combine:  ½ cup sugar                 2 tsp cinnamon

Mix first four ingredients together, thoroughly.

Combine the next three ingredients in separate bowl, then add to other mixture. Stir together well to form a dough with the consistency of pie crust dough.

Roll out dough ¼ inch thick. Cut cookies and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before baking.

Bake 10-12 Minutes or until slightly golden

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