Mexican chocolate cookies

24 Feb

 

The Hungry Mum - Mexican chocolate cookies

I don’t have a sweet tooth, despite being a complete chocolate-lover as a kid. I really think I ate so much of the stuff back in the day that it doesn’t really do it for me any more.

What I do love is when chocolate is paired with something unexpected. The combination of chocolate and spices, for instance, is a real fav. I love the way the different tastes meld together and create a rich, interesting sensation that is a million miles from your average block of chocolate.

I was inspired by a recipe for Mexican hot chocolate cookies on the lovely Butterlust blog and immediately felt the need to bake them.

They aren’t spicy, just full of flavour. Miss 8 especially enjoyed them.

GATHER:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder

225 grams unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature

3/4 cups sugar plus another quarter, divided

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoons chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup chocolate chips

Mexican chocolate cookies - The Hungry Mum

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.

Sift together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chili powder – set aside.

In bowl of electric mixer beat butter and cups sugar until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.

Use a spatula to scrape down side of bowl then beat in eggs and vanilla.

With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined then use a spoon to stir in the chocolate chips.

Place the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a small bowl then make large walnut-sized balls of dough and roll in sugar.

Place on trays, allowing room to spread and bake for 10 minutes.

Cool on bench for five minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Mexican chocolate cookies

 

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19 Responses to “Mexican chocolate cookies”

  1. koolaidmoms February 24, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

    They sound yummy!

  2. Shannon (rumblytumbly.com) February 24, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    Yum!!!

  3. Anna @ shenANNAgans February 26, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    Oh yeah. Chilli and chocolate are a great combo, it is the ultimate sugar and spice and totally NICE! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum March 16, 2016 at 6:50 am #

      It just works, eh? I have done a few recipes with this taste combo and I am always happy with the results.

  4. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 26, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    I’m not a huge chocolate flavoured person but I think these could possibly change my mind!:D

    • The Hungry Mum March 16, 2016 at 6:49 am #

      yeah, the spice de-sweetens (!) the taste, taking the sugary edge off.

  5. Gingerbread Jenn February 26, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    yesss chilli and chocolate work perfectly together!

  6. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) February 27, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    How funny I was a chocoholic as a kid and a teenager and now I wouldn’t give you a thank you for chocolate!!
    You cookies though… YUMMMY I do like a nice cookie with my coffee.
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • The Hungry Mum February 27, 2016 at 7:52 am #

      I think our tastebuds mature – mine def did after having kids. Now when I do have choc it has to be super dark – like 73 per cent!

  7. ChgoJohn February 27, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Oh, yes. Chili and chocolate! Recently I was served a piece of chocolate-swirl cheesecake, the crust of which was laced with chili. It was wonderful and I bet your cookies are equally good.

    • The Hungry Mum March 16, 2016 at 6:50 am #

      Oh Lordy that sounds amazing! #SearchesNetForRecipe

  8. Miss Dinie March 14, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Another recipe right up my alley!

  9. thefolia March 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    What a great idea for cookies! Happy feasting.

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