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My brother posted this tonight, but for those of you who don't read his LJ... - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Dec. 22nd, 2004 09:39 pm
My brother posted this tonight, but for those of you who don't read his LJ...

...here is our favorite holiday cookie recipe in my family. It's a Mexican Christmas cookie, not very sweet, but with a distinct flavor (thanks to the anise seed and amaretto).

Biscochitos

4 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup shortening or vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. anise seed
1/2 cup water (add as needed) or 1/4 cup amaretto and 1/4 cup orange juice (highly recommended!!!)

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. (Or mix oil, sugar, and eggs.) Sift together dry ingredients and alternate with liquid until ready to roll.

Roll the dough to about 3/16" thick. Sometimes we use holiday shape cookie cutters, but these cookies bake the best as plain, round cookies about 2" in diameter. Dad generally uses a small juice glass as a cookie cutter.

Bake on 350 to 375, 10-15 minutes. Sprinkle baked cookies with cinnamon and sugar (we use powdered in my family, but traditionally granulated sugar is used) while they are still hot.

Enjoy!

Current Mood: mellow mellow

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solusfides
Jon
Thu, Dec. 23rd, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)

amaretto makes many things tasty!


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Fri, Dec. 24th, 2004 09:21 pm (UTC)
tasty

yes, many things are tasty when with the taste of amaretto.

e.g. amaretto sours, amaretto on the rocks, amaretto and orange juice, amaretto and amaretto, spam/bakedbeans/spam/andAmaretto, et cetera!


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solusfides
Jon
Sat, Dec. 25th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: tasty

amaretto and amaretto, spam/bakedbeans/spam/andAmaretto,
hey, don't forget spam!


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