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

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


I really do think these are great. Wait 'til you taste that hint of cinnamon. Oh, it's wonderful!!! 


  • 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.


cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months


Serving: 1gCalories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 264IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet

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