Marranitos (Little Ginger Pigs)

Recipe by Kim D.
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READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 30
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the piloncillo in a small saucepan with 1 cup water, star anise, and cinnamon.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool completely, stirring the mixture as it cools so that the sugar dissolves.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Whisk together cloves, ginger, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the shortening (or lard) and strain the piloncillo syrup in until the mixture comes together to form a dough.
  • Divide the dough in half.
  • Working with half the mixture at a time, roll out to 1/3-inch thickness and cut out with a pig-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies to an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Brush with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Cool on wire racks.
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