I am the first to admit... these are not the healthiest treat I have ever made, but they are homemade, which means no preservatives or chemicals, they are whole grain, and, as my kids say, made with love.. that has to count for something, right???
You will notice there is chili powder in the ingredients... that is not a mistake! It is supposed to give these cookies a little heat, and honestly, I did not find them very spicy, No one did, but I think it may have made the chocolate a little more decadent. If you would prefer more heat, I would recommend adding 1/4 tsp more chili powder until you reach perfection.
To make Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies, you will need:
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat all purpose flour, spoon and sweep measured
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder. The better quality, the richer your cookies will be
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp each: salt and chili powder
- 1 cup softened butter, unsalted. if you only have salted butter, just reduce your salt to 1/4 tsp
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp cinnamon
In your stand mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy (2 minutes).
Happy Mothers Day to all the Mommies out there! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!