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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"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 cals
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 g fat; 29.2 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; 36 mg cholesterol; 151 mg sodium. 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...

Oh my goodness, where do I start? These are wonderful! Chocolately with just the right amount of spiciness! So I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder, replaced the white sugar with 1 cup dar...

Delicious! Any ideas why mine didn't crackle?

I made these as directed. The cookies are amazing. Soft inside and a bit crisp outside. The mild heat comes at the end. I will be making these again.

Great! I used a melon baller to make mini cookies. They required the same amount of time and made about 120 cookies. I learned on the first batch to pull them out at the 10-11 min mark to get co...

Best cookies I ever made. This will be a "go to" recipe. Excellent as is. Thanks for sharing!

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...

My family LOVED this cookie! I was a little apprehensive with the cayenne...but we loved the little bit of heat! I will definitely be making these again!

Delicious cookies! I reduced the sugar to 1 1/4 cups and added an extra 1/2 teaspoon cayenne for an extra kick. My friends loved it, and two of them asked for the recipe!