Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies are a spiced up version of your traditional crinkle cookies. Decadent, chewy and spiced with warm cinnamon.

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Hi guys! I’m popping in on a Saturday to share with you a new cookie recipe for your holiday baking list. Are you in fully holiday season mode? Shopping, baking and entertaining? I am in full holiday baking mode. Cookies, cake rolls, truffles, you name it, are all on my baking list.

Even though these Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies were not on my list, I tried them for fun with my son last weekend and they were amazing!  We loved the texture and flavor so much I had to share with you. They are a spiced up version of your traditional chocolate crinkle cookies. So decadent, chewy and spiced with warm cinnamon. Just what everything a holiday cookies should be.

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

What are you baking this holiday season? I need your inspiration!

I have a baking day with my teenage niece coming up and I am looking for new classics to make with her. We always do ginger molasses cookies, these peppermint white chocolate cookies and peanut butter blossom cookies. We don’t normally do cutout cookies because we both don’t enjoy decorating as much. We always get so stressed and runny icing sugar always gets everywhere.

Do you have a favorite royal icing recipe? Maybe we might try some cutouts this year. We are definitely making these Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies as I froze half of the dough.

Yield: ~ 2 dozen cookies

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies are a spiced up version of your traditional crinkle cookies. Decadent, chewy and spiced with warm cinnamon.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla extract.
  3. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture. Beat until well combined. Let dough chill until firm, at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop rounded tablespoons of dough, roll into balls and then toss in confectioner’s sugar coating heavily. Arrange 2-inches apart on baking sheets.
  6. Bake cookies until crackly and puffed, about 10 minutes.

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