Nothing says Christmas in Taos County like 'biscochitos'

Annual biscochito contest at Taos Herb Company on Dec. 7


And nothing will challenge biscochito makers' chops more than the annual contest at Taos Herb Company on Paseo del Pueblo Sur.

Contestants should bring a dozen of their best biscochitos into Taos Herb Company by 10 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 7). A group of elders from the Ancianos Senior Citizen Center will judge which are the best biscochitos beginning at 1 p.m.

What will it take to win? Light and fluffy?  A slight crunch? Just the right touch of spice? 

The winner will receive a $100.00 gift certificate to Taos Herb Company and 2nd and 3rd place will receive gift basket full of natural products.

Entry forms can be picked up at Taos Herb Company and must be returned by Wednesday (Dec. 6).

Biscochitos must be delivered the the store on the day of the contest, Thursday (Dec. 7) before 10 a.m.

"Our whole staff gets really excited about this and the elders from Ancianos really have a lot of fun," said Taos Herb owner and herbalist  Rob Hawley.