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Authentic Biscochitos

 
One serving costs about $1.01

$1.01 per serving

11 people like this recipe

11 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,dairy-free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian
spoonacular Score:43%

Spoonacular Score: 43%

 

Authentic Biscochitos takes approximately about 45 minutes from beginning to end. One portion of this dish contains around 11g of protein, 2g of fat, and a total of 691 calories. This dairy free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipe serves 4 and costs $1.01 per serving. It is brought to you by Foodista. 11 person have made this recipe and would make it again. Head to the store and pick up baking powder, sugar, egg, and a few other things to make it today. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 43%, which is pretty good. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Biscochitos, Mi Tierra Biscochitos, and Rendered Fat Biscochitos.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup sugar
sugar
1
1  egg
egg
2 tsps
2 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
0.25 cups
0.25 cups dark brandy
dark brandy
1 tsp
1 tsp anise seeds
anise seeds
3 cups
3 cups all purpose flour
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp baking powder
baking powder
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cinnamon
cinnamon
0.5 cups
0.5 cups sugar
sugar
1 cup
1 cup lard
lard
1 cup sugar
1 cup
sugar
1  egg
1
egg
2 tsps vanilla extract
2 tsps
vanilla extract
0.25 cups dark brandy
0.25 cups
dark brandy
1 tsp anise seeds
1 tsp
anise seeds
3 cups all purpose flour
3 cups
all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp
baking powder
0.25 tsps cinnamon
0.25 tsps
cinnamon
0.5 cups sugar
0.5 cups
sugar
1 cup lard
1 cup
lard

Equipment

baking sheet
baking sheet
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
stand mixer
stand mixer
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
baking sheet
baking sheet
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
stand mixer
stand mixer
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

In stand mixer, cream together lard and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. With mixer running on low, add egg, vanilla extract, brandy, and anise seeds and mix until homogeneous. Add flour, salt, and baking powder and mix just until dough forms into cohesive ball. Form dough into two cylinders about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. Chill for 2 hours or wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. For longer storage, freeze logs tightly wrapped for several months. Defrost in refrigerator for 1 day before using. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350F. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl and set aside. Cut cylinders into 1/4 inch disks and on ungreased cookie sheets leaving 1/2-inch gap between cookies. Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Dip rim of each cookie into cinnamon sugar mixture. Let cool on racks and store at room temperature in air-tight container for up to 5 days.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.01
Ingredient
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cups dark brandy
1 teaspoon anise seeds
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoons cinnamon
½ cups sugar
Price
$0.28
$0.24
$0.60
$1.85
$0.39
$0.50
$0.03
$0.02
$0.14
$4.03

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're worried about cholesterol and heart disease, you may have heard you should limit your egg consumption to one egg per day or eat only egg whites. However, new research suggests you might go ahead and eat your whole eggs. It turns out egg yolk contains valuable nutrients (the cartenoids that make it yellow are great for eye health, folic acid is great for brain health, and it has vitamins A, E, D, and K) and dietary cholesterol seems to have little influence on blood cholesterol levels.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • get more health tips

Cooking Tips

  • There are two types of cinnamon. The more expensive and rarer type is Ceylon cinnamon (considered to be "true cinnamon"). The cinnamon most common in North America is cassia cinnamon. Though the flavor is certainly similar, Ceylon cinnamon is said to be more subtle yet also more complex.

  • If you've had your baking powder for awhile, make sure it's still going to work by mixing it with a little water. If it doesn't fizz, you need to replace it.

Green Tips

  • Choose free range or organic eggs whenever possible! Even though they are more expensive, eggs are generally cheap to begin with, and eggs from cage-free chickens are worth the extra cost.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
690 Calories
11g Protein
2g Total Fat
147g Carbs
7% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
690
35%

Fat
2g
3%

  Saturated Fat
0.49g
3%

Carbohydrates
147g
49%

  Sugar
75g
84%

Cholesterol
40mg
14%

Sodium
600mg
26%

Alcohol
5g
32%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
11g
22%

Selenium
35µg
51%

Vitamin B1
0.74mg
50%

Folate
176µg
44%

Manganese
0.69mg
35%

Vitamin B2
0.53mg
31%

Vitamin B3
5mg
28%

Iron
4mg
27%

Phosphorus
194mg
19%

Fiber
2g
11%

Copper
0.16mg
8%

Calcium
69mg
7%

Potassium
229mg
7%

Magnesium
23mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.58mg
6%

Zinc
0.85mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.06mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2%

Vitamin D
0.22µg
1%

Vitamin A
61IU
1%

Vitamin E
0.17mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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