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Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies

Mexican Piloncillo Ginger Cookies are inspired in the "marranitos" or little pig cookies, a Mexican tradition for the holidays.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: Chef Adriana Martin

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.