The Official New Mexico State Cookie " bizcochito"


In 1989 New Mexico House Bill 406 declared the bizcochito as New Mexicos Official State Cookie.  In fact, we're the first state in the nation to have an official cookie. The battle over the state cookie was not about adopting it but how to spell it.  Several lawmakers got on the House floor to press for the "s" or "z".  Eventually the Senate returned it as bizcochito. To this day the Senate version prevails, but as we all know, it is the taste that gives a biscochito the name, no matter how you wish to say it.