Wednesday, September 16, 2009

30 Days of Holiday Christmas Cookie Recipes! Bizcochos (Mexican Holiday Cookies) Day 13

Holiday Christmas Cookie Recipes! Bizcochos (Mexican Holiday Cookies)

These are made with lard and no there is no substitute. In authentic Mexican cooking, lard, not shortening, is used.

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2 cups lard (no substitute)
1 cup
sweet wine or any fruit juice
2 cups
sugar, divided
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
anise seed
2 egg yolks
3 cups
all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat the lard until creamy.
Mix the wine or fruit juice with 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon and anise seeds; add to lard and mix with a wooden spoon.
Add the egg yolks; mixing well.
Add enough flour to make soft dough; roll out to 1/2-inch thick and cut in desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake 15 minutes; checking often to prevent burning.
Mix the remaining 1 cup of sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon; dredge cookies in the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm.

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