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!!!

Is Cinnamon Anti Inflammatory?

Cinnamon has Anti-Inflammatory properties.

Cinnamon helps your body fight infections and repair tissue damage.

The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower your risk of disease.


Will Cinnamon Cause Heartburn?

Cinnamon can cause heartburn.


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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Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Calories: 5740kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 1/2 Cups Margarine half butter half shortening works too
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dry Cocoa
  • 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 5740kcal | Carbohydrates: 763.7g | Protein: 65.1g | Cholesterol: 319.9mg | Fiber: 29.1g | Sugar: 401.5g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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8 comments on “Mexican Chocolate Cookies”

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

  2. isnt mexican chocolate somewhat spicy ?

    btw this recipe looks so simple to make, yummy!

  3. i haver never met a chocolate cookie i didnt like!!!

  4. Mmmm these sound great!

  5. Following you now! I'm @thisitalianrach 🙂

    These cookies look SO good!

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

  7. Love the cinnamon addition, yummy.