Biscochitos Traditional Cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups lard
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons anise seed
  • 2eggs
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, and set aside.

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  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, cream together the lard and 1 1/2 cups sugar until smooth. Mix in the anise seed, and beat until fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time. Add the sifted ingredients and brandy, and stir until well blended.

  • Step 3

    On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/2 or 1/4 inch thickness, and cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters. The traditional is fleur-de-lis. Place cookies onto baking sheets. Mix together the 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the tops of the cookies.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

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