Marranitos a pan dulce, made from ginger, cinnamon, dark brown sugar and unsulfured molasses can be found in any Mexican bakery.
Marranitos also known as Puerquito, chochitos, or cochis are a piggy shaped pan dulce. Growing up Abuelito would take us to the local panaderia to pick up a bag of pan dulce every Sunday after mass.
I ran for the conchas, the galletas y las empanadas. Pero my big sister always headed for the marranitos. Truth be told – I hated marranitos, the ginger -molasses combination was my not my favorite combination.
I would watch as my sister slowly dunked them into her glass of milk and think man, she’s weird. Ha!
Fast forward to today I absolutely love them – soft, ginger flavor with a steaming cup of café. My sister was ahead of her time.
And nothing beats a fresh homemade marranito, today I am excited to share how easy it is to make these cute piggy cookies at home with Imperial Sugar. Find the recipe here.
The marranito dough comes together quickly, pero I do advise chilling this dough for at least 30 minutes for easier rolling. You can stop by your local cake supply store for the pig shaped cookie cutter, but I bought mine on Amazon.
This recipe was created as part of my partnership with Imperial Sugar. You can find the recipe here.
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Fun recipes also made in collaboration with Imperial Sugar –
Tascalate, a refreshing cocoa drink
Brown Sugar Carnitas, made in the slow cooker
Tepache, a fermented drink made from pineapple rinds