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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars
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"These cookies are the best of 2 worlds. The sweetness of chocolate with a kick from cayenne."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 212
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cookies)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs; add cream of tartar and baking soda. Beat in cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and cayenne powder. Beat in flour. Stir chocolate chips into the dough.
  3. Mix remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl.
  4. Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and place on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until centers are set and edges crack slightly, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you'd like more spice, add a generous pinch of cayenne to the sugar-cinnamon mixture.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 212 calories; 10.6 29.2 2.5 36 151 Full nutrition

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Made these cookies according to the recipe but did spice them up a bit more by adding an extra 1/2 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 tsp chili powder to the batter. They came out delicous, soft on the inside a...

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Looked good. I added a touch more cinnamon and cut down the sugar a tad as per another review. I like cinnamon and I like chocolate; but not together. I tested it out on others; not a hit. Would...

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Made these cookies according to the recipe but did spice them up a bit more by adding an extra 1/2 tsp cinnamon & 1/2 tsp chili powder to the batter. They came out delicous, soft on the inside a...

Wow! I haven't reviewed anything in probably 10 years but I loved this recipe so much, I had to reopen my allrecipes.com account just to put my feels in! I was a little anxious to try these as...

Everybody was surprised at the spicy cookies! I added extra pepper 1 tsp of ghost pepper in batter Easy to make

Beautiful fluffy texture. I can't taste the cayenne, but I do get a nice warm after-spice feeling. I didn't have chocolate chips so I think they really would have helped provide more chocolate...

Made as directed, only change was splitting the cocoa powder with half regular and half Hershey's special dark. Absolutely delicious.

So I decided to make these because they looked easy and I'm a beginner baker. So when I made them I added a tad extra bit of cinnamon and cayenne. They tasted awesome and I loved how the cayenne...

Great texture and the cayenne is subtle to start and bites in the end. Ideal accompaniment is a tall glass of milk. Going to a church picnic tomorrow and entering it into a cookie contest. Will...

I increased the cinnamon a bit but otherwise followed the recipe as written. My kids LOVE them! I always bake with Einkorn flour which normally requires an extra couple minutes of cooking time...

I liked it and won't be changing the recipe. My ghost pepper loving son didn't like the cinnamon/cayenne flavor and thought they were a little weak on heat. The other 5 members of the family th...