Does your state have an official cookie? New Mexico does, since 1989. It’s the biscochito–another of Grandma Mary’s award winning treats and the one for which she is best known.
Biscochitos allegedly come from Spain, perhaps, brought over with the Spanish explorers. This flaky deliciousness is made by New Mexican’s for special occasions, especially Christmas. It’s one of the things that makes the season for me.
A few years ago, Grandma Mary was featured on Food Nation with Bobby Flay for her biscochito recipe. His crew shot the episode at her house. My Great Aunt Margie was also featured for her empanadas.
The baking is on in my house. And, this year, it will last through the new year until Jan. 6, 2012 when New Mexico celebrates 100 years of statehood.
Happy Centennial baking!