Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe


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These Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are made with a dark chocolate cookie and all of the flavor you love from that favorite spicy hot chocolate drink!

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I love a good cookie. I also love a big, warm mug of Mexican hot chocolate. Combining the two is a no brainer, in my humble opinion. Ha. If you are like me, you’ll definitely want to make these cookies soon. So simple to make, I love that they are a bit different from the cookies that I usually am making. They are perfect anytime, but are especially delicious in cooler weather with a mug of hot chocolate to go along with them. The flavors of the cookies are out of this world and make for a favorite on the cookie platter! It is also pretty fitting that I’m sharing this cookie recipe with you today of all days, since today Mama and I are in Cozumel on our cruise. We left last Saturday for a cruise to the Grand Cayman and Cozumel on the Carribean Princess and have been having a blast!

We’ve read, napped, shopped, spent time in the spa and eaten more than either of us could have imagined we’d have eaten in our lives! Did I mention we’ve napped? I do wish I’d packed a few of these cookies to bring along to share with our hosts for our excursion. I think they’ll deserve them after trying to teach us how to salsa dance! Talk about two left feet and no rhythm. That’d be us!

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Here’s my Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie recipe. I just know you are going to love them!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

5 from 2 votes
These Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies are made with a dark chocolate cookie and all of the flavor you love from that favorite spicy hot chocolate drink!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 1 cup (226 g) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (320 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (99 g) sugar
  • 2 large (100 g) eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (300 g) flour
  • 1/2 cup (42 g) unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon (3 g) baking soda
  • 1 cup (170 g) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (22 g) mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well-combined. Add flour, cocoa powder, salt, chile powder, cinnamon, and baking soda to butter mixture. Mix well and then stir in chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  • Scoop cookie dough onto a cookie sheet spacing well apart to allow room for the cookie to spread lightly.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo


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  1. Fallon says:

    5 stars
    These. Are. Awesome. Made them last night for a Mexican-themed dinner party and they were a HUGE hit. I pressed three marshmallows into the top of each cookie prior to baking and they spread minimally; plus they were nice and browned on top which looked awesome. I think I’ll add more chili powder and cinnamon next time for extra kick. Thank you!

  2. Heather says:

    Sadly the marshmallows ran in my cookies too. Any idea what happened?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Heather,
      The marshmallows do melt and spread a bit while baking. I use mini marshmallows in the cookies which limits the amount of spread that they make. I hope that helps!

  3. Audra says:

    I am making these cookies right now. Love that mug, are they available for sale somewhere?