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What You Will Need to Prepare Pestinos, Spanish Christmas Cookies
Pestinos - Spanish Christmas Cookies from Andalucia (c)

Pestinos - Spanish Christmas Cookies from Andalucia

Lisa Sierra (c) 2009 Licensed to About.com Inc.

Text-Only Recipe for Spanish Pestinos - Spanish Christmas Cookies from Andalucia.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 oz (100 ml) olive oil
  • rind of 1 lemon
  • 4 tsp (15 gr) anise seeds (optional)
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 ml) white wine
  • 2 oz (60 ml) anise liqueur (see substitution note below)
  • 2 cups (250 gr) unbleached enriched white flour
  • 2 cups (approximately) canola oil for frying
  • 2 cups (250 gr) honey
  • 1 Tsp water

Substitution Note: Anise-flavored liqueur can be purchased at most liquor stores and some gourmet supermarkets. If you cannot find it in your area, substitute 2 oz of vodka and 2 tsp of anise extract.

This pestinos recipe makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen pestinos.

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