Friday, December 6, 2013

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Have you ever had Mexican hot chocolate before? That stuff is amazing. So when I stumbled across this recipe for Mexican hot chocolate cookies, I just knew they were the perfect option for this week's Christmas cookie recipe. It's like hot chocolate, with a kick, in cookie form. What's not to love?

1 stick unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 325. In a heatproof mixing bowl set over simmering water (or a double boiler, if you're fancy like that), melt the butter and baking chocolate together, whisking constantly until smooth. Set chocolate aside to cool.

2. While chocolate cools, mix together brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla and eggs in a stand mixer with paddle attachment on low speed. Beat until well combined. 

3. Add cooled chocolate to bowl and continue beating until well combined.

 4. In medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chili powder, baking soda, salt, and cayenne pepper (if using-- I opted to leave it out for the sake of my husband and daughter who are both afraid not big fans of spicy things). 

 5. Add dry ingredients to chocolate batter in stand mixer bowl and mix on low until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

6. Scoop 1" balls of dough onto cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper. Bake for 14 minutes. Cookies will be puffy and still slightly soft when done. 

5. Remove cookies from oven and immediately move parchment paper and cookies from baking sheet to cooling rack. Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then serve warm. 

I had enough dough to make 2 dozen cookies, plus extra dough (enough for another 1-2 dozen) that I put into an airtight container to freeze and save for another day. Mine look a bit more like little poops than the original recipe's, but I promise they taste delicious. Super chocolatey, but with a little extra kick from the cinnamon and chili powder. They are amazing dunked in milk, or even better-- hot chocolate! The perfect cookie for curling up by a fire and snuggling up on a cold winter's night. 

Don't forget to head over to Laura's blog for her recipe, too! How cute do these look?


  1. I've never had Mexican hot chocolate, but I will have to try it now! These cookies look and sound so good! I might have to add these to my 'to make' list, especially because most of the ones I have made so far have mysteriously disappeared.... ;)

  2. You totally should! Haha thanks! :)

  3. It's pretty spectacular. Thanks, Laura! You won't regret it. ;)


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