Authentic Mexican Marranitos (Molasses Gingerbread Pigs)

Recipe by GeeWhiz
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 15 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together brown sugar, shortening, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla until the mixture forms a firm paste.
  • Add, mixing after each addition until blended, the molasses, egg and milk.
  • Gradually add the flour, mixing to form a dough; Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thick; cut with a large pig-shaped cutter; Place each marranito on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a cup or small bowl, beat egg; Using a pastry brush, paint tops of marranitos lightly with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until browned.
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