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Mexican Chocolate Cookies

I feel like chocolate cookies can be tricky. They can easily turn out yucky. These Mexican Chocolate Cookies are not that way. I had to use all shortening and they still turned out fantastic. I tried one to make sure they were good and to see if Claire could handle it. She had a small reaction the next day, but way better than she used to be. THAT’S PROGRESS DEARS!!!!! I am so excited.  Maybe someday I’ll be able to eat full on chocolate again! WOOHOO!!!
Anyway, I really do think these are great. Wait ’til you taste that hint of cinnamon. Oh, it’s wonderful!!!

What Is Different About Mexican Chocolate?

Mexican chocolate contains cinnamon and may also contain other spices like nutmeg or allspice, as well as chilies for heat, and nuts for texture.

How Long Will cookies Keep In The Freezer?

With proper storage, most cookies will keep for 3 months in the freezer.

How Long Will Cookies Keep?

Cookies, when stored properly will keep for 2-3 weeks at room temperature.

Soft cookies should be stored in an airtight container.

Crisp cookies should be stored in a container with a loose fitting lid.

Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Chocolate Cookies

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Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 48


  • 1 1/2 Cups Margarine half butter half shortening works too
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Dry
  • 3 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Cream margarine and sugar together in the bowl of a mixer on medium speed.
  • Add eggs and beat until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients and beat well.
  • Chill dough for several hours. (I've skipped this and while it is stickier to work with the cookies will turn out fine)
  • Roll into balls and then into a bowl of sugar.
  • Bake at 375 for 9-10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chocolate Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 264IU5%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • These turned out quite delicious!! I love easy homemade stuff.

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  • isnt mexican chocolate somewhat spicy ?

    btw this recipe looks so simple to make, yummy!

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  • i haver never met a chocolate cookie i didnt like!!!

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  • Mmmm these sound great!

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  • Following you now! I'm @thisitalianrach 🙂

    These cookies look SO good!

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  • Chocolate with cinnamon is so delicious! I've even heard of adding cayenne pepper, too, if you are feeling brave. What yummy looking cookies.

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  • Love the cinnamon addition, yummy.

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