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Monday, December 23, 2013

Cooking Recipe for making cookies by Sen. Leticia van de Putte

Christmas is almost here and I hope you've finished your holiday shopping and are preparing to spend time with your family. Our family will be getting together in San Antonio.

Before Christmas Eve, it is our tradition to get together and make tamales and other goodies. Biscochos or Mexican wedding cookies are a favorite at my home.

Making these cookies is easy and delicious, just ask my grandchildren. The recipe I’m sharing with you is from the book San Antonio Classic Desserts provided by Panifico Bake Shop. This recipe makes three dozen cookies.

1 cup of butter
½ cup of granulated sugar ¼ cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of Mexican vanilla
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¾ teaspoon of salt
2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
¼ cup of pecans, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugars in a container. Beat in the vanilla and eggs, and mix until smooth. In a different container, sift together the baking powder, salt and flour. Gradually add the dry mix to the container with the other ingredients. Finally add the pecans until it is mixed together.

Divide the dough into 1 tablespoon segments and shape into whatever you would like. They can be shaped into balls for circle cookies or into crescent shapes. Place the dough on the cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges. Let them cool, then add additional powdered sugar.

I'm sure that the biscochos will be delicious! I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

All my best,

Leticia van de Putte
P.S. Share the recipe with friends -- you can thank me later.

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