Biscochitos Recipe


  • 1 1/2 c butter crisco
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP brandy
  • 2 tsp cinnamon + 3 TBSP sugar to dip cookies in before baking


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Beat Crisco and 1 cup sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Add eggs and cardamon; beat until very light and fluffy.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture along with the brandy.

Mix thoroughly to make a stiff dough.

Wrap dough in waxed paper and refrigerate about 30 minutes.

Roll thin and use cutter of your choice…
I am using a very small medicine glass
because of the design I want to make.

Dip the cutter into the cinnamon and sugar every time…

I have a spool in my baking box that I use for these cookies!
I dip it into the cinnamon and sugar…

And press lightly to make the design…

They lift up pretty easy by placing a thin spatula under them

Dip them in the sugar and cinnamon…

Place them on your baking sheet…

Bake 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees until slightly brown…leave on baking sheet for about 2-3 minutes and move to wire rack to cool completely.  Enjoy!