I have always loved biscochos. When a customer called for an order I thought…no problem! That was until I tried using shortening for this….acceot NO substitutions! USE the LARD!
Biscochos (West Texas Style)
1 C. Lard
2.5 C. Flour
1.5 C. Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Almond extract
1 tsp. Anise seeds
Cinnamon and sugar to dredge cookies
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients. Add orange juice if mixture seems too dry. Roll out dough to about 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick. Cut using your favorite small cookie cutter. Place about an inch apart on an UNgreased sheet. Bake for 10 -15 minutes. (note: these cookies do not brown) Dredge in cinnamon and sugar while warm.
These cookies are SO not fat free. Eat with caution- they are addictive!