Go Back
+ servings
split cookies showing the soft texture
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are soft, warm, and perfectly spiced with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. These delicious chocolate cookies taste amazing and are so simple to make!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: baking, chocolate, hot chocolate, spicey, Winter
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 150kcal


  • 1/2 c butter softened (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg large (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or more if you like it spicy!
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Cream the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the cream cheese and beat until incorporated.
    creaming together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl
  • Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
  • Add the vanilla and combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully incorporated.
  • Stir in the chocolate and cinnamon chips.
    adding cocoa powder to cookie dough
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, form dough balls that are approximately 2 Tbsp.  Roll between your hands to smooth them. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set.  Do not overbake.
  • Press more chocolate + cinnamon chips into cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. (Optional)
    pressing cinnamon chips into cookies once they are baked


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 146mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg