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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Deb @ Ate by Ate says
Oh yay, hot chocolate cookies!! :D Totally bookmarking and keeping this in mind for another time. There’s a local fair trade business here in Toronto called Chocosol that sells Mexican drinking chocolate and I’m super curious to see if the two are similar in taste. Spicy chocolate is such a big thing but I haven’t gotten around to having anything of the sort just yet, so I’ll see if the flavour is up my alley.
How many cookies did your batch make?
These cookies look obscenely yummy! I love the cracked tops.
[email protected] Bake five says
well they do look hot (:
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
I am excited for Christmas too but I have a bazillion presents to wrap still. Help!!! I need some of those cookies STAT. I hate when people say STAT.
Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray says
These look delicious! I’m so excited for Christmas too, I can’t wait for hubs and E to open their gifts :)
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I’ve made these before! We liked them but was expecting more of a kick. I’m super eager for Christmas too – I want to see everyones faces when they open stuff :)
Lisa A says
Can you substitute chili powder tor the chipolte? I know chili powder goes in brownies sometimes. They look absolutely divine. So is “ridiculous” a good thing or bad thing? @angry birds.
Definitely! I’m sure that would be really tasty! And Angry Birds? It’s just waaaaay too addictive! I swear I played it for 3 hours that night! ha!
Thanks for reading and commenting! :)
I just want to spend Christmas at your house! I’m nowhere near ready. All I can think about is dropping everything and making those shortbread cookies you posted yesterday. Next year I have to get my act together!
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
I havent had hot choc in years…and yesterday!! I had some.
If only I had had one of these cookies on the side!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
These sound awesome! Love it!