Aniseed Brandy Biscuits

    27 minutes

    Use biscuit cutters to make a variety of shapes with these delicious biscuits. Fun to make with kids.

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    Serves: 36 

    • 6 cups (750g) plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups copha
    • 1 1/2 cups (375) white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons aniseed
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup brandy
    • 1/4 cup white sugar, extra
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
    2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream copha with sugar and aniseeds until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and brandy until well blended.
    3. Turn dough out on a floured board and roll to 1cm thickness. Cut into shapes. Dust with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

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    I had hoped to find a traditional New Mexican biscochitos recipe and was excited to try this one. Unfortunately, the dough was impossible to roll out and I had to take extra time I didn't really have to roll dough into individual balls and press with a glass to flatten. I think due to this extra handling, the cookies turned out tougher than they should be. The biscochitos recipe I had made in the past resulted in very buttery, fine-textured cookies- these were hard and crumbly. I took care not to over-bake, and followed the recipe to a "T". Also, it should be noted that this recipe makes FAR more than 3 dozen cookies. I think I ended up with 6 dozen cookies or more. I do not recommend using this recipe.  -  23 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I live in New Mexico and these are the best Biscochito cookies I have ever had!!! I have made them for the last few years at Christmas and told my firends/famliy I only had time to make one kind of Cookie and this is the one they ALL picked. I use real butter and double the anise seeds (which isn't really nesseccary). !Muy Bueno! -- Thanks for sharing!!!  -  09 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe was not the best. I have another recipe which I wish I would of used, but instead I tried this one because the ratings seemed high. I will never use this one again. I had to add water to make the dough form. It was so dry and crumbling, I had to add water to make the dough form. I do not recommend this recipe.  -  20 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)