Tis the season for gingerbread pigs
Well, not really gingerbread (they’re usually made with molasses) but they ARE shaped like pigs! I don’t think they’re just a holiday item, either, but since it’s December, I’ll offer them as a Gingerbread Man alternative that I found in my local Juarez Mexican bakery and restaurant in Round Rock, Texas.
If you have such a bakery in your town, stop by and look for this cookie, called a marranitos although this description and recipe says that some Mexican-American communities call them cochinos or puerquitos.
For more about my local bakery, don’t miss the (ever-awesome) Taco Journalism’s review of the Juarez.
Do you eat these piggies in your family? Comments below are welcome!