How To Make Marranitos
These marranitos or Mexican gingerbread pigs will surely spark joy. They are packed with hints of cinnamon and molasses.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until smooth. Add the dark brown sugar and mix until well combined. Add in 1 egg, molasses, milk and vanilla extract. Mix together until smooth.
- In a separate large bowl, add the flour, ground ginger, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix together to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients 1 cup at a time and mix until well combined. The dough should cleanly pull away from the mixing bowl.
Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to ⅜-inch thickness. Use a pig shaped cookie cutter like this one to cut into pigs. Place pigs 1½-inch apart on the prepared baking sheets.
- In a small bowl, crack open the remaining egg and whisk. Brush the beaten egg over the tops of the pigs using a pastry brush.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are lightly browned.
Serve and enjoy.
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