Bizcochitos
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Bizcochitos

A crispy butter cookie, flavored with anise and cinnamon, is a favorite throughout the Southwest and New Mexico.

84
cookies
40 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1 tablespoon milk

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon anise seed

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping

2 tablespoons sugar

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk and milk; beat until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder, anise seed and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; beat at low speed until mixture forms ball.

  3. STEP 3

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with assorted 1-inch cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle cookies lightly with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned..

Tip #1

Variation: Mini Cinnamon Cut-Outs: Omit anise seed. Increase cinnamon in cookie dough to 1 teaspoon.                 

Nutrition

25Calories
1Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
15Sodium (mg)
3Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)

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  December 15, 2009

Like it. But changed recipe: added 1 t. Anise & 1 t.Vanilla for more flavor. My family calls it Biscuchitos and used shortening,but the butter is better. And I would double next time. It is a favorite at our home during the holidays.

— says Linda
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