Bizcochitos an anise seed cookies became the official State cookie of New Mexico in 1989. Biscochos a Spanish name for biscuits. Bizcochitos is a crispy butter cookie with anise, cinnamon and sugar, texture like a shortbread cookie.
The original cookie recipe use to be made with pure lard.
Baking Time: 10-12 minutes
1/2 cup butter = 1 stick butter at room temperature
1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons anise seed
1 eggs, beaten
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brandy, red wine or milk(select one)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Topping for baked cookie
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
Directions: Pre-heat oven at 350°F
Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies are lightly browned.
Cream butter, sugar, and anise seed in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and beat well.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Alternately add flour and milk or brandy to creamed mixture until stiff dough has been formed.
Knead dough slightly and pat or roll into little balls or cut dough into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl. Dust the top of each cookie with a small amount of mixture or dip the hot baked cookie into a bowl with the cinnamon sugar mixture.