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Biscochitos (Mexican Cookies)


This is the New Mexico state cookie. If you spell it biscochito or bizcochito, it's all the same wonderful cookie.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons sweet sherry
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons anise seed, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix sugar, butter, sherry and egg in a large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
  3. Divide dough into halves. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon; sprinkle on cookies.
  5. Bake until light golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

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