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Biscochitos
© Madeleine Hill

Biscochitos

  • ACTIVE: 40 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR
  • SERVINGS: Makes about 5 dozen cookies
  • MAKE-AHEAD

This recipe for biscochitos, rich cinnamon-sugar cookies from Mexico, makes an extra-large batch so there’s plenty for your holiday cookie swap.

  1. 1 pound pure lard, at room temperature
  2. 2 1/2 cups sugar
  3. 3 large eggs
  4. 1 tablespoon Pernod
  5. 6 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  7. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the lard with 1 1/2 cups of the sugar at medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and anise extract.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder and salt. Add the lard mixture and knead gently until a dough forms.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll out half of the dough 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, stamp out cookies as close together as possible. Working in batches, transfer them to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them 1/2 inch apart. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden, rotating the baking sheets halfway through. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheets.
  4. In a large shallow bowl, mix the remaining 1 cup of sugar with the cinnamon. Dredge the warm cookies in the cinnamon sugar and transfer them to a rack to let cool completely. Repeat to make the remaining cookies.
Make Ahead The cookies can be stored in an airtight tin for up to 5 days.
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