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Cinco de Mayo: A celebration of
Mexican culture
   



Biscochitos
submitted by Brigid Heckman
recipe author Brigid Heckman

Yield: 6 dozen


Ingredients:

6 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups shortening
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons anise seed
2 eggs
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon





Method:

Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and brandy until well blended.
Turn dough out on a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes (the fleur-de-lys is traditional).
Dust with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Bake at 3500 F (1800 C) 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown

 



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