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       Title: Holiday Cookies (Bizcochos)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 36 servings
  
     1/2 lb Lard
       1 c  Sugar
       1    Jumbo egg or
       2 sm Eggs
            Grated zest 1 orange
       3 c  To 3 1/2 cups unbleached
            Flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 tb To 2 tb orange juice; opt.
       2 tb Ground cinnamon
  
     Cream lard in large mixing bowl with spoon or electric mixer until light
   and fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup sugar little at a time. Beat in egg and orange
   rind.
     Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in bowl. Add flour mixture to
   creamed lard mixture about 1 cup at a time, beating well after each
   addition. After 3 cups flour are added, dough should be smooth and
   workable, somewhat stiff. If it seems to loose, beat in up to 1/2 cup more
   flour. If too hard to mix, add up to 2 tablespoons orange juice.
   Refrigerate dough until thoroughly chilled, 30 to 40 minutes.
     On lightly floured surface, roll out dough about 1/8-inch thick and cut
   with cookie cutters (or pipe onto ungreased baking sheet using large pastry
   bag fitted with No. 5 star tip). Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350
   degrees until edges are golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Combine cinnamon
   and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in bowl and roll cookies in mixture.
   
   Each cookie contains about: 119 calories; 36 mg sodium; 18 mg cholesterol;
   7 grams fat; 13 grams carbohydrats; 1 gram protein; 0.03 gram fiber. Source
   and article: Zarela Martinez, owner Zarela restaurant, NY. Cookbook = Food
   From My Heart. L.A. Times
  
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