Saturday, August 31, 2013

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles

How did it take me so long to post these cookies?! They are amazing, so you'll want to bake them right away.  They're rich and full of chocolate (both cocoa and chocolate chips), and pretty addictive.  The cinnamon-sugar coating is really tasty and adds that special extra "something." You could add a bit of cayenne to the batter or the coating if you want to make these really live up to their name of Mexican Crinkles, but I don't like my dessert to be spicy so I skipped it.  Either way, these come highly recommended!

Mexican Chocolate Crinkles (adapted from Piece of Cake)
Makes about 3 dozen

12 ounces (2-1/4 cups) flour
1 ounces (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
4 ounces (1/2 cup) softened butter
12 ounces (1-1/2 cups) sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

For the topping:
2/3 cup sugar
1 T cinnamon

1. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.  Beat in the vanilla.
3. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and mix to combine.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
4. Cover and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.  Whisk the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
6. Scoop up heaping tablespoon-fuls of the chilled dough, roll into a smooth ball, and then roll in the cinnamon-sugar.  Place on the prepared baking sheet.
7. Bake 10-12 minutes, until the tops are set and the cookies give just a little when you press the tops.  Cool on wire racks.


  1. Mexican chocolate cookies are some of my favorites ever! Yours turned out beautifully. they end up being seasonless because of the spice combo; it's as great for summer as it is during the holidays. Love these! And love the book you got these many wonderful things in there.

  2. I love the cinnamon spice in Mexican chocolate cookies! And the fact that these are crinkly makes them extra awesome.

  3. My MIL makes a similar Christmas cookie, but it has powdered sugar on the outside - I'll have to send her this post!

    Have a great weekend Sara!

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  5. Sara, these look delicious. Can't wait to try them...