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Mexican Sugar Cookies

Makes: 24 servings
Prep 30 mins Chill 1 hr Bake 350°F 14 mins
Mexican Sugar Cookies
Ingredients
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  teaspoon  anise seeds, crushed
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  cup  lard or shortening
  • 1  cup  granulated sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • 3  tablespoons  brandy or apple juice
  •  Yellow food coloring
  • 1/3  cup  granulated sugar or coarse sugar
Directions

1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, anise seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat lard with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add the 1 cup granulated sugar, beating until fluffy. Beat in egg and 2 tablespoons of the milk until combined. Alternately add flour mixture and brandy, beating well after each addition.

2. Transfer one-fourth of the dough to a small bowl; stir in a few drops yellow food coloring. Cover and chill both doughs about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll plain dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch snowflake- or flower-shape cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Roll yellow dough until 1/4 inch thick. Using a 1 1/2-inch star-shape cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place yellow stars on top of snowflakes or flowers. Brush cookies with the remaining 2 tablespoons milk. In a small bowl, stir together the 1/3 cup granulated sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over cookies.

4. Bake about 14 minutes or until edges are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 24 cookies

Nutrition Facts (Mexican Sugar Cookies)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 186,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 17,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 11,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 49,
  • Potassium (mg) 25,
  • calcium (mg) 151,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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