Bizcochos (Mexican Holiday Cookies)

Category: Ethnic Cuisine

Ingredients

2 cups lard (no substitute)
1 cup sweet wine or any fruit juice
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp anise seeds
2 egg yolks
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
4 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Yield: 8 to 10 dozen Oven: 350 Degrees. Whip lard until creamy. Mix wine, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and anise; add to lard and mix with wooden spoon. Add egg yolks; mix well. Add sufficient flour to make a soft dough; roll out l/2-inch thick. Cut in desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes; check often to prevent burning. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dredge cookies in this mixture while still warm.

Temperature: 350°

Baking Time: 15 minutes.



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