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Biscochos De Vino (Mexican Wedding Cookies)

December 17, 2015

  • 1 lb. lard
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed whole cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed anise seed
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 jigger of wine (any kind)
  • Cinnamon-sugar mixture

Preheat oven at 400°F. Crush whole cinnamon and anise seed. Cream lard and sugar; add cinnamon, anise, eggs, flour, and wine. At this point, mix with your hands. Place on board and roll out 1/2 inch thick. Cut into triangle shapes, hearts, etc. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400°F for 15 minutes. Bake until set, but not brown. Watch closely so as not to burn.
Remove from cookie sheet and immediately drench in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Let cool and drench again if desired.