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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Rated as 4.73 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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After reading the reviews I decided to bake recipe as written but only 1/2 batch. Boy am I glad I only did do a 1/2. They were edible but most definitely needed more cinnamon and cayenne. Also ...

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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...

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 followed the directions, but maybe it was too little moisture in the air (DC Area), but they came out too dry and gritty once they cooled. I wanted to add some more moisture to the cookies to...

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...

Easily the best chocolate cookie dough I have ever worked with. These cookies are amazing made as is with just slightly more cinnamon and cayenne. I also tweaked it to make chocolate peppermin...

Delicious and so easy! I was craving sweet and spicy, I added a touch more cayenne and they were perfect. My husband took some to work and was immediately invited to join a holiday cookie swap.

My entire family loved it! Definitely going to make these often for holidays!

These turned out great. I will definitely make them again. Maybe add a touch more cayenne next time.

These are fantastic. I substituted 1/2 the sugar for brown sugar and used Mexican cocoa powder and vanilla (I travel there frequently). Rich chocolate flavour with a slight heat afterwards. Even...