Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bake with Bizzy - Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Another cookie, I am including, in my package for Operation Baking Gals is this yummy Mexican Chocolate Cookie.  Whatever the reason, one bite of this cookie, put it on the favorite list.  It is a snap to make and the rewards are great.

When, I went to bake this, I did it right.  I had all the ingredients, ready, the night before so when I got up, in the morning, it was basically, get the cold stuff from the fridge and throw it in the mixing bowl.  It took me no time.  I love recipes like this.

Mexican Chocolate Cookies (adapted from Cooking Light)


5 ounces bittersweet (60 to 70 percent) chocolate, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of black pepper
Dash of ground red pepper
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Place chocolate in a small glass bowl; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until almost melted, stirring until smooth. ( I melt for 25 seconds and check it. I would be afraid to go with a minute on High.) Cool to room temperature. (What a pleasure not to use a saucepan and to clean it.)
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper); stir with a whisk.

Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes). Add egg; beat well. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla; beat just until blended.

Add flour mixture; beat just until blended.
Drop dough by level tablespoons (I made teaspoon sized cookies and baked for 8 minutes.) 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven. Cool on pans 2 minutes or until set.
Remove from pans; cool completely on a wire rack. Cooking Light - DECEMBER 200

Now, let's look back on Bake with Bizzy from last week. As usual, there were many delicious sweet and savory recipes for us to indulge in. Thanks to each of you for the sunlight you bring to all of us.

Take a look at these Eggs Baked in A bread Bowl. Is this the perfect breakfast? I could start my day happy, with these.
land o lakes eggs baked into a bread bowl

The Sweet Swiper, as usual, has outstanding sweets.  Here are her Oatmeal Milky Way Brownies.  I am thinking of making these for my class.  I know, they would love them.

Wouldn't you love this beautiful display of yummy cookies on your table?  I know, I would.  These Chocolate Coconut Neopolitans  would stand out, on any table.


  1. Thanks for hosting!
    I'm interested in these cookies, being a lover of dark chocolate. I also like chocolate paired with cinnamon.

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my Oatmeal Milky Way brownies. They were a hit! I've brought a bunch of stuff this's a busy time of the year in my kitchen!

  3. Everything look so festive and delicious!

  4. Your Mexican Chocolate Cookies sound wonderful! I have shared my recipe for Gingerbread Men cookies. Thank you for hosting!

  5. So many cookies, so little time!!! What is a hopeless sweet tooth to do?

  6. These cookies look right up my alley - I love the spices in them! And can't wait to check out the blog hop, thanks.

  7. Mexican chocolate...mmm..that really is the good stuff!

  8. Such yummy chocolate cookies...and lots of great inspiration in your blog hop!!!!

  9. Those cookies look great! My husband loves chocolate and I love spice cookies so these are perfect for us! Thanks for hosting - so many tasty-looking treats this week.

  10. Sounds unique and delicious. I have never tried chocolate cinnamon combination I think.

  11. Great flavors to put together in a cookie! Perfect break from some of the cookies that turn out in droves every year!

  12. What a great cookie, we just love a great Mexican Chocolate cookie. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Thanks for the invite to your blog hop with my ingredient list! I would love if you would add to my first ever blog hop with your cookie recipe too!

  14. Your cookies look wonderful!
    I have just linked a cake recipe. Have a lovely day!


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