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Benne Seed Wafers

Crisp, chewy, nutty and caramelized benne wafers (aka sesame seed cookies) are perfect for your holiday or Kwanzaa celebrations. For a more traditional type of cookie, leave them plain. If you feel like dressing them up, drizzle them with melted chocolate. Both ways are equally delicious. —April Wright, Whisk It Real Gud

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Mexican Tea Cookies

Mexican tea cookies are a holiday favorite in our family. I updated the recipe by frosting them with a buttercream...


Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but...


Cinnamon Twirl Cookies

These rolled cookies are tasty and fun to make with your family. The sugary mixture of walnuts and cinnamon is...


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Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

These whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart, juicy blueberries and filled with tangy cream cheese frosting. I...

How to Make Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican wedding cookies are a treat fit for any special occasion, not just weddings. Here's how to make the perfect...


Cheesy Cajun Cornbread Biscotti

This cookie is our best seller at our Christmas cookie bazaar. Everyone requests this tasty biscotti every year. It's simple...

Mexican Chocolate Oat Cookies

Colleen Delawder of Herndon, Virginia takes oatmeal cookies to a new level with Mexican chocolate. We added spicy chocolate cinnamon...


Mayan Chocolate Biscotti

Those who enjoy Mexican hot chocolate will love every bite of subtle sweetness and heat in this perked-up biscotti. —Chris...


Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

My extended family shares a meal every Sunday. The aunts and uncles take turns bringing everything from main dishes to...


Chocolaty Mexican Wedding Cake

Bits of unsweetened chocolate add a deliciously different twist to typical Mexican Wedding Cakes. It wouldn't be Christmas without these...

Chili Pepper Cookies

Cut out to look like their namesake, these cookies were sweet treats at the celebration. We used a favorite recipe...


Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These chewy chocolate cookies get a cozy kick from cinnamon and nutmeg. Oh, and the touch of rum in the...


Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

I love to bake. In fact, my first time baking from scratch is still vivid in my memory. This recipe...


Hot Lips Cookies

I love recipes with contrasting flavors—like these sweet refrigerator cookies with a subtle "kick" from Cayenne. —Gena Stout, Ravenden, AR


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Mole New Mexican Wedding Cookies

Heat and sweet is such an amazing combination. I added chili powder and chocolate chips to give a new twist...

Anise Butter Cookies

Here in New Mexico, these cookies are known as “bizcochitos,” which means “small biscuit.” There are many variations of the...


Mexican Cookies

Add a sweet treat to meal of tacos, enchiladas or fajitas with these easy-to-make dessert.—Kathy Ybarra, Rock Springs, Wyoming


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Mexican Wedding Cakes

As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my...


Caramel-Cashew Dark Chocolate Chippers

The flavor of these cookies is wonderful. My family likes to sandwich a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two...


Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cakes

These spiced balls are a yummy twist on a traditional favorite. Sometimes I add mini chocolate chips to the dough...


Day of the Dead Cookies

I make these cookies for all occasions. In the spring, I cut them in flower shapes and insert a lollipop...


Cherry Biscochitos

I discovered the wonderful anise flavor of biscochitos, which are traditional cookies of New Mexico. I created my own version...


Pastelitos De Boda

In Mexico, these rich cookies are called "Little Wedding Cakes" and usually are served with hot chocolate. Since moving here...

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Molasses Cookies with a Kick

Here’s my go-to combination of ingredients for the best spice cookies. They’re a natural for fall, but I make them...


Orange-Chili Chocolate Cookies

I love spicy chocolate so I came up with this recipe. Because it starts with a packaged sugar cookie mix,...


Mexican Chocolate Sugar Crisps

My grandma loved these so much, she would hide them from my grandpa! I think of her every time I...


Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Cookies

I need to avoid gluten and have tried transforming my favorite recipes to fit my diet. I came up with...


Cranberry Chocolate Cookies with a Kick

Here's a cookie that makes you stop in your tracks to figure out what that delicious flavor is on the...


Easy Bizcochitos

Bizcochitos, with their wonderful citrus and spice flavors, are special cookies we look forward to each year. It just isn't...