Biscochito, A New Mexican Holiday Cookie by James Orndorf

Cochise County, Arizona, US


Biscochito (also spelled Bizcochitos), the official state cookie of New Mexico, traditionally served during holidays.

A crisp cookie originally brought to Mexico by Spanish settlers (some say invaders) and then to the Nuevo México Province. Known as ‘Mantecados’ in Spain.

“Butter, margarine or vegetable shortening can be used a substitute for lard, but the cookies will be not as crisp and moist. Apple juice or milk can be used to replace the brandy.”