4 stars
4.42 (12)
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 26, 2023


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon anise extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in anise extract.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients until just blended.
  6. Roll dough into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls and place onto prepared cookie sheets.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the cookies.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until cookies are golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Interesting Facts

  • Biscochitos are the official state cookie of New Mexico.
  • The cookie is said to have been introduced to the area by Spanish settlers.
  • They are often served during the Christmas season.
  • Anise extract is the main flavoring for the cookies.