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       Title: BISCOCHITOS- A CUT OUT SUGAR COOKIE
  Categories: Biscuits
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 c  Sugar
       1 c  Margarine or butter
       3 tb Sweet sherry
       1    Egg
       3 c  Flour
       2 ts Baking powder
       2 ts Anise seed crushed
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 c  Sugar
       1 ts Cinnamon
  
   Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and margarine,
   sherry and egg in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining
   ingredients except the 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon.
   Divide dough into two balls. Roll out each ball to 1/4
   inch thick and cut into any shape with cookie cutters.
   Place on ungreased sheet. Mix together the sugar and
   cinnamon and sprinkle on the cookies before baking.
   Bake 10-12 minutes until golden.
   
   These cookies are cute made into a cactus shape.
   Pinch off balls of dough, one larger than a quarter
   and 2 the size of a nickel. Roll each of the balls
   between your palms to make cigar shape. Flatten the
   large one to make the main stem of the cactus. Bend
   one third of each of the two smaller ones to make a J
   shape and attach them at uneven intervals on each side
   to make the “arms”. Flatten them to match the trunk
   and bake.
   
   Let you daughter taste the anise first.  Often
   children do not like it as much as adults.  If your
   daughter does not like the anise flavor simply
   substitute cinnamon oil or flavoring.  It is very
   popular in Mexico.
   
   Nancy Lee Collins bcollins@students.wisc.edu
  
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