New Mexico December 06, 2016
9 Places In New Mexico To Get Exceptional Biscochitos That Taste Like Christmas
Ah, the scent of cinnamon chased by the contrasting flavor of anise. There’s nothing else quite like our official state cookie, the biscochito, bizcochito, or biscocho. The cookie originated in Spain but its recipe has been influenced by Mexican and Native American cuisine as well. Although these treats can be served any time of year and for numerous special occasions, they’re closely associated with Christmas. Here are 9 places in the Land of Enchantment where you’ll find biscochitos that will enchant your taste buds.
1. Golden Crown Panaderia Neighborhood Bakery, 1103 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque
When you make a purchase at this Duke City institution, you receive a free biscochito. The cookies here are flaky and have just the right hint of sweetness so it’s a pretty good incentive to stop by. You’ll find cappuccino and chocolate flavored biscochitos along with sugar-free and blue corn ones. The bakery is also known for its sweet empanadas, green chile bread, and pizza.
2. Lovin Oven Bakery Shop, 107 S Riverside Drive, Espanola
At this family run bakery, you’ll not only be tempted by the to die for donuts, but also by some of the most buttery biscochitos you’ll encounter in the Land of Enchantment.
3. Rizo’s Mexican Restaurant, 1480 N White Sands Boulevard, Alamogordo
Hot from the oven biscochitos? Yes, please. Follow Rizo’s yummy street tacos with some biscochitos for dessert, at this beloved local restaurant.
4. Leona’s Restaurant de Chimayo, 4 Medina Lane, Chimayo
Leona’s family continues to run this popular spot in Chimayo. While best known for tamales, the biscochitos here are totally addictive – you’ve been warned!
5. Chala’s Wood Fire Grill, 2790 Avenida de Mesilla, Mesilla
This restaurant’s chef was inspired to open his own place after a childhood spent watching his grandmother in the kitchen. So, it’s no surprise that the food served here warms not only your stomach but also your soul. Aside from offering one of the best brunches in the area, Chala’s also crafts these diamond-shaped biscochos.
6. The Original Garcia’s Kitchen, multiple locations throughout Albuquerque
Garcia’s Kitchen is a family-run business that has expanded to include seven locations scattered throughout the Albuquerque area. If you want good food, fast, this is the place to go and that applies to biscochitos too!
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7. El Parasol, multiple locations
El Parasol has been around since 1958 and has opened restaurants in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Pojoaque, and Espanola. The biscochitos here have just the right balance of anise and are pleasantly buttery.
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8. Celina’s Biscochitos, 404 Osuna Road NW, Suite A, Albuquerque
Celina’s Biscochitos are available in shops throughout a swath of New Mexico, however the actual store is in Albuquerque. Unlike the other places on this list, there is no attached restaurant. The entire store is devoted to biscochitos. Each cookie is cut by hand and there are a variety of flavors available: traditional, green chile pecan, lemon, red chile, cocoa chocolate chip, and jam-filled.
9. Cornerstone Bakery and Café, 359 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso
As you’d expect, all of the baked goods at this popular breakfast spot are divine, but you definitely won’t be sorry if you pick up some biscochitos at the bakery counter.
Where’s your go-to spot for biscochitos?
You know what pairs perfectly with biscochitos? Luckily for you,
this tiny shop in New Mexico serves drinking chocolate to die for.