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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies {With Cake Mix}

Easy spicy Mexican hot chocolate cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with cake mix and full of cinnamon, cayenne, chili powder.

Sweet and spicy is one of the best colder holiday flavors. It combines the joy and peace of the holidays with the excitement and anticipation they bring. The flavors could not be a better metaphor for the season itself. Try this Mexican Chocolate Cake {With Cake Mix} and Fresas Con Crema {Mexican Strawberries And Cream} for additional Mexican inspired desserts this season.

How To Make Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe With Cake Mix?

  1. Whisk eggs and oil– Until foamy.
  2. Add ingredients- Mix cake mix, baking powder, cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and salt.
  3. Cover and chill– In the refrigerator.
  4. Form cookies– Into little dough balls and roll in granulated sugar.
  5. Bake– Until the edges are firm but center is slightly soft. Enjoy.

Variations For Spicy Hot Cocoa Cookies

Make fudgy cookies– Under cook them slightly for a softer texture.

Add chocolate chips– For even more chocolate decadence add dark, milk, or white chocolate chips.

Add mini marshmallows– It is best to add them after baking by quickly pushing them into the cookie on top.

Add nuts– Add chopped or slivered almonds, pecans, peanuts, walnuts, cashew. Toast them first for an even nuttier and rich flavor.

Stuff them– With caramel or Rolo candies.

Frost them– Such as Caramel Frosting {3 Ingredients}, Chocolate Ganache Frosting {2 Ingredients}, Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, or this American Buttercream Frosting Recipe.

Make cookie sandwiches– Put two cookies together and fill the middle with ice cream or frosting such as those listed above.

Dip in melted chocolate– You can use milk, dark, semisweet, or white chocolate.

Add lime- Add a little lime juice or zest to enhance the chocolate and chili flavors.

Add espresso– To deepen and intensify the chocolate and chili flavors even more.

Top with crushed peppermint– Reduce the amount of cayenne just a little and then add peppermint pieces into the top of the cookie.

Add other spices– Such as ginger and cardamom.

Make it red– Use a red velvet cake mix for an even more festive and “spicy” looking cooking.

Tips And Techniques Chocolate Spice Cookies

Adjust amount of spices– Add more or less based on your preference.

Skip coating in granulated sugar– Or you can coat them in powdered sugar similar to my Wedding Cookies.

Don’t over-mix the cookie dough– Because that yields very tough cookies. Mix until just combined, even if there are a few lumps.

All ingredients should be at room temperature– Because they will blend together smoothly and evenly.

Chill cookie dough– Do not skip this step because it makes it easier to handle the dough and form balls. It also prevents cookies from spreading too much during baking.

What cake mix flavor to use? For maximum chocolate flavor, use Devil’s food cake mix or chocolate cake mix. However, you can use whatever chocolate cake mix you prefer.

Can I use butter instead of oil? Yes! Just make sure to use unsalted butter.

Storage Of Homemade Cookies

Room temperature– Store in a cookie jar for up to 3 days.

Freeze– Cookies can be frozen in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 1 month. You can also freeze cookie dough balls in a sealed container for up to 1 month.

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Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies (With Cake Mix)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill time: 20 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Easy spicy Mexican hot chocolate cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with cake mix and full of cinnamon, cayenne, chili powder.
Yield: 18 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs, Large
  • 1/3 cup Oil, Unsalted
  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and oil until foamy.
  • Add cake mix, baking powder, cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt and mix until combined.
  • Cover and chill this mixture in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  • Scoop out small portions of the dough and form little balls.
  • Roll these balls in a bowl of granulated sugar.
  • Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are firm but center is slightly soft. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 239mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 67IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 190
Author: Abeer Rizvi
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