These traditional New Mexican Biscochitos are my Christmas sugar cookies. I have an extensive cookie cutter collection, making it fun to create many different shapes. Traditional biscochitos are made with lard and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. I like use butter and put holiday sprinkles on at least some of mine. It's even more fun if I have a young helper. I especially love the melted cinnamon candies I embed in the holly, bell, and reindeer-shaped cookies.
Makes about 4 dozen medium cookies
I hope you enjoy my recipes. Let me know if you've tried any of them and how they turned out. Feel free to share your favorite holiday recipes in your comments.
Good cooking to you. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Linda M. Kurth is the creative mind behind such stories as Home of the Heart and the up-coming memoir, God, the Devil and Divorce, as well as the recipes and crafts you'll find in these pages. Here's how this blog began: