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Have you ever tried Mexican Hot Chocolate before?  There are a lot of different versions but basically it is a spiced cocoa.  Some recipes have the ever so slight but warming taste of cinnamon but there are others that use chilies for an extra kick.  At our house there is a great divide between people who like hot food and those who don’t…like at all.  I fall into the category of “spice wimp”, so these Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are just my speed.

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If you love cake mix cookies then you should try these…Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies, Texas Sheet Cake Cookies and Red Velvet Kiss Cookies.

Basically, what I have done here is make a soft and chewy chocolate cookie using a cake mix.  To get the cinnamon touch I have double dipped them in cinnamon sugar.  Once before they are baked and then again when they come out of the oven.  Twice is always better…right?

Begin by making the cookie dough.  It really is so simple.  I like the texture of mixing it by hand but you could use a mixer if you wanted to.  Once the dough is made {it will be thick}, use a cookie scoop {or heaping tablespoon} to make rounded mounds and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place them on a baking sheet that has been covered in parchment paper or has been sprayed with non-stick spray.

Bake for 8-9 minutes.  The cookies might appear to be a little underdone but that is alright.  Let them sit on the cookie sheet to cool for about 5 minutes.  Don’t over bake because when making cake mix cookies the difference between under done and hockey puck is only a minute or two.

Then roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture one last time.

The result is soft and chewy chocolate cookies with just the right amount of cinnamon.  My family described them like a chocolate Snickerdoodle and I guess that is pretty accurate.  No matter how you describe these Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies, I can guarantee that you will love every last bite.  Enjoy!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Soft and chewy chocolate cake mix cookies that are double dipped in a cinnamon sugar mixture for just the right hint of cinnamon flavor.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 2 eggs {whisked}
  • 1/3 cup butter {melted}

Topping

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Combine cookie ingredients in a large bowl and mix until completely incorporated.  NOTE:  Dough will be thick.

  3. Using a medium sized cookie scoop {or heaping tablespoon} scoop cookies, roll in cinnamon sugar topping and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  4. Bake for 8-9 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 4-5 minutes.  Before moving to a cooling rack, re-roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Repeat until all of the dough is baked.  

  5. Store in an air tight container at room temperature.

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