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Jessica Lynn
This is the best New Mexico biscochito recipe you'll ever taste! The official state cookie practically melts in your mouth and is basically perfect. from Simply Simpatico
5 from 11 votes
Course Dessert


  • 2 cups lard (like Morrell Snow Cap Lard linked above)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon anise seed (optional)
  • 6 TBS sweet table wine (Mogen David Concord works great)
  • ½ cup sugar (for sprinkling; may need a bit more)
  • 2 TBS cinnamon (for sprinkling may need a bit more)


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream lard and 1 cup sugar together until creamy. Add eggs and beat until very fluffy.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture.
  • Stir and mix in wine (and anise seed, if using) until it's a dough-like consistency (may need to knead).
  • Roll dough out on floured board to 1/8" thickness. Cut into desired shape; place on baking sheets 1/2" apart.
  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon; sprinkle on top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Combine the rest of the sugar and cinnamon. Once out of the oven immediately cover the entire cookie with cinnamon sugar mix. Enjoy!