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  • 1 star values: 6

This cookie is traditional in Taos, New Mexico. This particular recipe was given to me by my mother, Margaret Miera Romero.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

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  • Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Cream shortening with sugar and anise seeds until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour and brandy until well blended.

  • Turn dough out on a floured board and pat or roll to 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into shapes (the fleur-de-lys is traditional). Dust with a mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 61.1mg. Full Nutrition
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