We dug deep into the cookie jar this year and found some unexpected treats.
Why This Recipe Works
A longtime New Mexican holiday tradition with Spanish roots, these crisp shortbread cookies are scented with anise seed and cinnamon. They are typically made with lard, which gives them a meltingly tender texture, but we opted for a combination of butter and shortening instead. Tossing the warm cookies in cinnamon sugar after baking gives them a nice sweet crunch.