Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

December 23, 2011 in cookie by amanda

I am so ready for Christmas. SO ready. I’m worse than my kids, y’all. I have run out of things to distract myself with and actually resorted to playing Angry Birds for the first time the other night while waiting for my nails to dry. It wasn’t until the next morning that I realized I never got around to painting my right hand. That game is ridiculous.

But anyway, one last cookie recipe for you. I’ve seen Mexican hot chocolate cookies around for awhile but the spice aspect of it never appealed to me. I decided to give them a try finally and I’m so happy that I did! The spice is subtle and it doesn’t hit you until you’re just about done with the cookie. You can adjust the chili powder to your tastes, so make sure it a taste before you start baking them off. (Excuse to eat the dough. *high five*)

I’m looking for last minute additions to my holiday baking list so if you have any suggestions, please leave them!

Two years ago: Cranberry Orange Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

from Martha Stewart

Ingredients

2¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1¾ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon Chipotle chili powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and 1½ cups sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down side of bowl. Add eggs vanilla; beat to combine. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining ¼ cup sugar, cinnamon, and Chipotle chili powder. Using heaping tablespoons, form balls of dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  5. Place, about 3 inches apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are set in center and begin to crack, about 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cookies cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks to cool completely. (Store in an airtight container, up to 1 week.)
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