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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are a sweet, chocolatey cookie that’s filled with cinnamon and spice.  

Have you ever had Mexican hot chocolate?  If you have, you’ll know that it’s a deliciously chocolatey drink spiced with cinnamon, a bit of chili powder, and a dash of cayenne.  The spices really bring out the delicious flavors.

I thought that putting these flavors into cookies would be fun, so I gave it a try, and it turned out delicious!

How do Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies differ from regular chocolate cookies?

The addition of cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne turns these cookies from boring plain chocolate cookies to spicy, exciting Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies!

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are a sweet, chocolatey cookie that's filled with cinnamon and spice. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne


      1. In a large bowl, microwave baking chocolate until melted.
      2. Add the sugar, oil, and egg, and stir until combined.
      3. Stir in the dry ingredients.
      4. Refrigerate several hours, or overnight.
      5. Preheat oven to 350º and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
      6. Using an ice cream scoop (or 2 Tablespoons), create balls of the chocolate dough. Roll ball between your hands to round, and place on prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
      7. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until cookie does not retain an indentation if touched.
      8. Cool on a wire rack.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information provided here is not guaranteed to be accurate and is provided for informational (and google) purposes only.

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