Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies


Indulge in the rich, warming flavors of our Aztec Indulgence: Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. These cookies are a delightful fusion of traditional hot chocolate flavors with a spicy twist. Infused with cinnamon and a hint of chili, each cookie offers a perfect blend of sweet and heat, with a soft, chewy texture that melts in your mouth. Ideal for a cozy snack or a unique dessert that's sure to impress.

Spiced Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: Makes about 24 cookies
  • Serving size: 1 cookie

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Fiber: 1g


  • All-purpose flour: 250g (8.8 oz)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Baking soda: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Ground cinnamon: 5g (0.18 oz)
  • Cayenne pepper: 1g (0.035 oz)
  • Salt: 2g (0.07 oz)
  • Unsalted butter, softened: 115g (4 oz)
  • Granulated sugar: 150g (5.3 oz)
  • Brown sugar: 50g (1.76 oz)
  • Egg: 1 large
  • Vanilla extract: 5ml (0.17 fl oz)
  • Chocolate chips: 150g (5.3 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugars: In another bowl, cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add Egg and Vanilla: Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Mixtures: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in Chocolate Chips: Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Bake: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Cool: Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Do not overbake; cookies should be soft in the center.
  • Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper for desired spiciness.
  • Use high-quality cocoa powder for the best flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of sugar?

Yes, but it may alter the texture and flavor slightly.

How should I store these cookies?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Can I freeze the dough?

Yes, the dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

No, but you can use gluten-free all-purpose flour as a substitute.