Mexican Coconut Hot Chocolate Cookies


A double chocolate cookie inspired by the flavors of Mexico. Great for dipping in coffee or milk, leaves a warm taste on the tongue. Spice to taste; coconut is optional but makes for a great texture.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut (Optional)

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, instant coffee, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy.

  3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, baking powder, cream of tartar, and chili powder in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into the butter mixture slowly until blended. Fold in coconut and chocolate chips.

  4. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

131 Calories
7g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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