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The New Mexico Legislature adopted the biscochito (bizcochito) as the official state cookie in 1989.  This act made New Mexico the first state to have an official state cookie.

The History of Biscochitos:

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The biscochito is a small anise-flavored cookie, which was brought to New Mexico by the early Spaniards. The cookie is used during special celebrations, wedding receptions, baptisms, Christmas season, and other holidays.  It was chosen to help maintain traditional home-baked cookery. – from the New Mexico State Secretary of State


How to Make Biscochitos


Official State Recipe from the Secretary of State
Cooking and Preparation Time: approximately 3-1/2 hours


Ingredients for Biscochitos

  • 6 C. flour
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 3 Tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 C. sugar
  • 2 Tsp. anise seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C. lard
  • 1/4 C. brandy
  • 1/4 C. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon

Directions for Biscochitos


  1. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
  2. In separate bowl, cream lard with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Mix in flour and brandy until well blended.
  5. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  6. Turn dough out on floured board and pat or roll to 1/4- or 1/2-inch thickness bupropion drug.
  7. Cut into shapes (the fleur-de-lis is traditional) and dust with a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350°F or until browned



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Citation styles

APA style
Biscochitos – New Mexico State Cookie. (2017, February 13). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 14:41, September 21, 2017, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/biscochitos-new-mexico-state-cookie/
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admin, “Biscochitos – New Mexico State Cookie.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 13 February 2017, 11:37 UTC. . 21 Sep 2017 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/biscochitos-new-mexico-state-cookie/>.
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The Chicago Manual of Style
admin, “Biscochitos – New Mexico State Cookie.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/biscochitos-new-mexico-state-cookie/ [accessed September 21, 2017].
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admin, Biscochitos – New Mexico State Cookie [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2017 February 13, 11:37 UTC [cited 2017 Sep 21]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/biscochitos-new-mexico-state-cookie/.
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admin, Biscochitos – New Mexico State Cookie. Coast2CoastRecipes. February 13, 2017, 11:37 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/biscochitos-new-mexico-state-cookie/. Accessed September 21, 2017.

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