“COCHITOS” RECIPE!, by The Masked Mujer

16 Jan

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COCHITOS

The Mexican Piggy Shaped Gingerbread Cookie

You know Mexican culture if you ever dipped one of these delicious piggy shaped “cochitos” — also known as “puerquitos” — into your hot coffee or hot chocolate!  Whenever I eat these it takes me back to my humble roots of comfort food and pan dulce Mexican bakery goodness.

THESE DELICIOUS PIG SHAPED GINGERBREAD COOKIES

ARE A MEXICAN TRADITION

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups molasses
  • 5 tablespoons boiling water
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry ginger (make sure it is fresh)
  • 1 egg yolk

DIRECTIONS

  • 1

    Cream shortening, add molasses and water and blend well. Sift the dry ingredients and then stir into the shortening mixture. The resulting dough is very soft and must be chilled, preferably over night.

  • 2

    After chilling dough, roll out 1/8 inch thick on a well floured board or cloth. Cut with pig shaped cookie cutters (available at many Mexican markets). Brush each piglet with an egg wash (one egg yolk beaten with a tablespoon of water), and bake at 375 for 11 minutes. Remove carefully and cool thoroughly before storing or serving.

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2 Responses to ““COCHITOS” RECIPE!, by The Masked Mujer”

  1. Juliette January 17, 2013 at 7:03 am #

    I know what I’m baking this weekend!

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