These cookies are delightful and I always love discovering regional American recipes and often wonder why some the good stuff never makes it across state borders. For example, why is loco moco not available in at more breakfast/brunch places across the United States? There could a whole separate blog on “A Little Yumminess Around the USA”, so we can learn more about regional/state specialties.
We first heard about these cookies on a trip to Santa Fe and before I could get round to learning more about them, Stacie had already tried them. I bet they taste better with lard, but we stuck to good ol’ butter. This Spanish influenced cookie was developed by people living in New Mexico over the centuries. It is typically served during the holidays (Christmas in particular) and special occasions such as weddings and baptisms. It’s lovely with a cup of strong coffee, or for the kiddos with some milk. This is a neat one to make with kids (they are the “State Cookies” of New Mexico) and talk about the unique regional recipes of our country.