Marranito Cookies Recipe

Marranito Cookies Recipe

How To Make Marranito Cookies

Bite into the crumbly goodness of marranito cookies. These pig-shaped treats with the perfect hint of sweetness are best paired with milk or coffee.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • cupsbrown sugar,piloncillo or dark
  • ½cupwater
  • 2cupsall purpose flour,plus more for dusting
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • 2tbspcinnamon
  • 4tbspunsalted butter,room temperature
  • 1tsporange zest
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2large eggs,divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add the piloncillo and water to a small saucepan over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved and big brown bubbles form. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a large bowl.

  4. Add the butter and mash into the flour with a fork until combined. Add the orange zest and stir to incorporate.

  5. Push the dry ingredients to the sides of the bowl to make a well. Add the vanilla, 1 egg, and cooled piloncillo syrup to the center.

  6. Using a fork, slowly mix the dry ingredients into the center until everything is evenly combined.

  7. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

  8. Lightly flour a clean surface and roll out the dough to a rectangle about ¼-inch thick. Re-roll any dough scraps and cut out more cookies.

  9. Using a 2½-inch pig cookie cutter, cut out cookies and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet.

  10. Beat the remaining egg, then brush over the cookies.

  11. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let the cookies cool before serving.

  12. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 97.57kcal
  • Fat: 2.43g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.36g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.66g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.20g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.48g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Sugar: 8.87g
  • Protein: 1.66g
  • Cholesterol: 20.59mg
  • Sodium: 43.93mg
  • Calcium: 32.93mg
  • Potassium: 32.77mg
  • Iron: 0.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 22.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.14mg
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