Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies

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This recipe for the Piloncillo Ginger Cookies is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De’Longhi and Braun. The opinions and text are all mine.

Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies for the holidays
Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies for the holidays

Baking Piloncillo Ginger Cookies is an anual tradition in my home. This recipe is easy and incorporates traditional American Christmas flavors with my Mexican style of cooking. In most Mexican bakeries the “marranitos” or little pig cookies are sold for the holidays.

Few of the ingredients for the Piloncillo Ginger Cookies
Few of the ingredients for the Piloncillo Ginger Cookies

As a child I loved those marranitos that are made with piloncillo (a raw sugar cone), spices like cinnamon, star anise, yeast and flour. These cookies have a cake consistency, are soft and sweet. Inspired on those flavors I have created a recipe for Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies.

Estas galletas de piloncillo y jengibre están listas en solo 15 minutos

Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies

Chef Adriana Martin
Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies are inspired in the "marranitos" or little pig cookies, a Mexican tradition for the holidays.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 18 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of piloncillo syrup made with 1 cup of water 3 cones of piloncillo, 2 star anise, 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 1 bottle of white cookie icing
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar sprinkles
  • 2 sheets of parchment paper
  • 2 cookie baking trays

Instructions
 

  • Sift the flour with the baking soda and set aside. Add the salt, the ginger and the butter and combine. You can use the stand up mixer for that.
  • Add the egg and the piloncillo syrup until getting a firm consistency. Take the dough of the the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes covered.
  • On a firm surface sprinkle some flour and using the rolling pin flatten the dough. Cut the cookies using a piggy cookie cutter. Cover the baking tray with parchment paper and place the cookies.
  • Set the oven on the cookie baking temp and bake for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and let them get cold.
  • Using cookie frosting and sprinkles decorate cookies. Or simply dust the cookies with confectioners sugar and serve with a cup of frothy coffee.
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Using the ginger cookie recipe as a base but replacing the raw sugar with piloncillo and adding cinnamon and star anise. The result is wonderful. The cookies are sweet, aromatic and look so pretty. Because I am using a piggy cookie cutter that resembles those marranitos that I enjoyed so much when I was younger.

Making the Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies
Making the Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies

These Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies were ready in less than 15 minutes, thanks to the De’Longhi Livenza Oven with a convection oven technology. That speeds the a process via a fan that continuously circulates hot air making the cooking time less and more evenly.

Baking with the DeLonghi Livenza Oven
Baking with the DeLonghi Livenza Oven

Some of the Livenza oven features include preset baking options, not only for cookies but for frozen foods like pizza. Baking meats as well as toasting feature for making perfect slices of toasted bread for everyday morning breakfast.

Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies for Christmas
Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies for Christmas

This oven is versatile and so easy to use. Comes with a baking tray and a cool pizza pan. I also like the fact that you can place two baking pans at the same time because the oven has two wire racks. I love the design too. Nothing like appliances that are pretty but help us achieving great results. De’Longhi develops kitchen appliances with passion, inspired by Italian cuisine heritage and family values. Perfect for my style of cooking.

DeLonghi Days of Giving
De’Longhi Days of Giving

Christmas is all about giving back, so I am joining the “De’Longhi Days of Giving” going through December 20th. During this period of time De’Longhi will donate 10% of its delonghi.us sales site-wide to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a national non-profit organization dedicated to funding research for safer, more effective treatments for pediatric cancer, the #1 disease killer of children in the U.S. For the first time. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer has launched a Challenge Gift Campaign where all of the money raised from now to December 31st will be MATCHED, dollar for dollar, up to $250K.

I am very fond of brands that help the community and that get involved in programs that raise awareness about child hunger and causes against children’s cancer. And you can get involved too. Donate and learn more about this important cause by visiting www.delonghi.us to purchase their products and use the code “cookies” you will receive an additional 30% off site wide through December 20th. And check www.cookiesforkidscancer.org to learn more about Cookies for Kids Cancer.

Pair the piloncillo ginger cookies with a nice cup of frothy coffee
Pair the piloncillo ginger cookies with a nice cup of frothy coffee

In my own family we have suffered the loss of beloved ones including my nephew, who was 4 year’s old when he lost his battle against cancer. For me it is very important  to support brands that help raise funds for this causes that hurt the younger in our society.

These Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies were ready in less than 15 minutes
These Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies were ready in less than 15 minutes

If you have not finished with your Christmas shopping consider buying any of the participating De’Longhi brand products. I personally love the De’Longhi Livenza Oven. Has the power of a convection oven and fits in a small space. Plus has so many great features that help us in the quest for cooking the best dishes and the delicious Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies.

Participate for a chance to win one holiday cookie decorating gift basket sponsored by DeLonghi
Participate for a chance to win one holiday cookie decorating gift basket sponsored by De’Longhi

And because I enjoyed so much baking these Mexican piloncillo ginger cookies using the De’Longhi Livenza Oven I want to inspire you to do the same by participating for a chance to win one holiday cookie decorating gift basket. Including a cookie recipe book, cookie cutters, cookie icing kit, french roast coffee packet and a set with two De’Longhi double wall thermal glasses to enjoy a yummy cappuccino.

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Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies aromatic, sweet and perfect to enjoy with coffee
Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies aromatic, sweet and perfect to enjoy with coffee

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De’Longhi and Braun. The opinions and text are all mine.


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Lyn

I would like to add cardamom to this recipe how much should I add and should I remove The cinnamon Can somebody please help me make a crispy cardamom cookie with ginger and the Pilcinollo sugar in it. Thanks. Need it for christmas

Kristen

What would be the temp in normal oven?

Cori Ramos

Hola Adriana,

Happy new year! I was browsing around your blog when I came across this post. We love maranitos! I’ve always wondered how they’re made and now I know. It’s getting cold here in Houston again and I might make these and surprise the family. 🙂

Thanks for sharing the recipe! Que estes bien!

Cori

The Ninja Baker

Thank you for the keeper recipe, Adriana! I love soft spice cookies =) The convection oven looks like a fantastic gift from Santa…Going on the wish list for 2017 =)

linda

i love that it’s supporting a really good cause

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