These festive, brightly colored Mexicansugar cookie cut-outs are laden with chopped salted pistachios,aromatic spices and citrus flavors.
Recipe: Pistachio Biscochitos
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon anise seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shelled, roasted and salted pistachios, chopped
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/3 cup raw sugar*
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
2 teaspoons orange zest
Colored sugar, for decoration
Makes 5 dozen cookies.
*Demerara and Turbinado are two commontypes of raw sugar.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
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