To mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, an LGS mom baked biscochitos as a special treat for LGS staff members. Biscochitos are similar to shortbread or butter cookies but with their own unique flavor twist. The biscochito dough is made with a generous amount of crushed anise seeds as well as a hint of orange and cinnamon. They’re covered in cinnamon sugar and practically melt in your mouth.
Staff were also provided with the following background on biscochitos:
Originally introduced to Mexico by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, they are known by different names in other countries and in other U.S. cities, including: polvorones, biscocho, Christmas cookie, or Mexican wedding cookies. “Biscochito” is the diminutive form of “bizcocho” in Spanish, which basically means “biscuit.” In 1989, the State of New Mexico made the biscochito the official state cookie.
Multicultural experiences enhance the cognitive and social development of students, and encourage in everyone an awareness and respect for differences in ethnicity, religion and cultures. Throughout the year Linden Grove School appreciates opportunities to learn more about the families and staff who make up our school community!