‘Tis the season for delicious Christmas Baking! Orejas made extra special for a holiday with a hint of hibiscus. Orejas are a traditional treat found in Mexican bakeries. Made with puff pastry, orejas (ears) shaped cookies are crispy, sweet and are a family favorite during the holidays.
These crispy cookies were the first treats I ever made with my mami when I was young. I helped her roll the puff pastry, sprinkle the sugar and cut the cookies. I was so happy when she placed the baking sheet on the warming rack. They baked up perfectly plump, crispy and light golden brown. I was so excited she allowed me to bake such a special cookie for our Christmas dinner.
Today I want to share with you a bright twist on this classic recipe with the addition of a few of my favorite World Market products. I adore hibiscus and figs, so I was thrilled to find both at my local World Market next to the Christmas decor. So I decided to make hibiscus orejas!
I finely ground the dried hibiscus with sugar in the molcajete to create a beautifully light blush sugar to sprinkle on store-bought puff pastry. No need to make homemade puff pastry for this recipe, store-bought works wonderfully. A tiny spoon of fig over each cookie gives the orejas a golden brown hue and helps them get crispy.
I have been baking orejas with my girls for over ten years, and they never fail to make our Christmas special. I love gifting them to teachers, neighbors and their friends in a Holiday cookie jar. World Market has a great selection of fun holiday cookie jars in the Christmas Baking aisle.
Fluffy puff pastry is shaped into orejas (ears) and dusted with hibiscus sugar. Baked until lightly golden, these hibiscus orejas are sure to be a new family favorite.
I had the best time shopping online and at my local San Antonio store for this sweet evening of hibiscus orejas. For more Baking essentials head over to World Market.
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