Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
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  1. Mix flour, cocoa, and baking soda until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Mix sugars by hand until all lumps are gone. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer or with a hand mixer, whip butter until creamy.
  4. Add sugar mixture, cinnamon, peppers, and vanilla to butter, and mix on high for one minute.
  5. Add egg white and mix until smooth.
  6. On low, add flour mixture until just combined. Do not over mix.
  7. Turn dough onto a sheet of waxed paper. Gently form a log about 10 inches long, roll in waxed paper, and chill in the fridge until needed (or at least 45 minutes).
  8. Place oven racks in upper and lower third of the oven. Preheat oven to 350.
  9. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  10. Slice cookies into 1/4 inch thick rounds with a sharp knife.
  11. Place on cookie sheet about an inch apart.
  12. Place cookies on lower rack and let them cook for 5 minutes.
  13. Move cookies to the top rack and turn the pan so that cookies that were facing the front are now facing the back. Cook another 5-6 minutes.
  14. Remove from the oven and let cool on a cookie rack.
  15. Once the cookies cool, top them with a thin layer of duche de leche and sprinkle with sliced or slivered almonds.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 306.65 Kcal (1284 kJ)
Calories from fat 94.37 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.49g 16%
Cholesterol 22.72mg 8%
Sodium 179.4mg 7%
Potassium 198.1mg 4%
Total Carbs 49.45g 16%
Sugars 36.34g 145%
Dietary Fiber 1.28g 5%
Protein 4.36g 9%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 77.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 399.4 Kcal (1672 kJ)
Calories from fat 122.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.66g 16%
Cholesterol 29.6mg 8%
Sodium 233.66mg 7%
Potassium 258.01mg 4%
Total Carbs 64.41g 16%
Sugars 47.34g 145%
Dietary Fiber 1.67g 5%
Protein 5.67g 9%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 100.5mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.8
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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