Mexican Recipes

Biscochitos (Mexican Cookies)

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



  • 1 cup granulated 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 granulated 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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