Maria Ascension from New Mexico
Biscochos are the New Mexico version of the traditional Mexican cookie. These
delicate shortbread cookies are served at weddings, baby showers, anniversaries.
Roll out the dough and cut into decorative shapes. They make a great party favor!
6 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 Tblsp. baking powder
1 tsp. clove
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups lard
1/4 cup pineapple juice or orange
In a large bowl mix the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cinnamon, clove,
baking powder and salt. Cream the lard, eggs and pineapple juice.
Add dry ingredients to the lard, egg and juice mixture. Mix well. Knead.
Dust counter with flour and roll out and cut out desired shapes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
While warm dust with cinnamon and sugar. Enjoy!