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Take a tour of American regional cookie recipes

By: Lindsey Reynolds on Dec. 18, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
a closeup of new mexico biscochito sugary cookies

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New Mexico's biscochito cookies

Spanish colonists get credit for originally bringing the recipe to New Mexico, but it has since been honed and fine-tuned by various Hispanic immigrants moving to the state. Commonly served alongside hot chocolate, the cinnamon- and anise-flavored cookie is traditionally cut into the shapes of crescent moons and stars. It also boasts the distinction of being the first state cookie in U.S. history; the New Mexico legislature officially declared that honor in 1989.

Get the recipe here.