It might seem that I am on a chocolate cookie kick. And that might actually be true. But, I really think the universe is lending itself to chocolate cookie situations. It’s a circumstance beyond my control. Who I am to mess with that?
This time around, I made Gluten Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. Mexican Hot Chocolate is simply spicy hot chocolate. The spices lend a lovely warmth to the creamy, rich chocolate. And they do the same in the cookie form.
These cookies are crunchy and chewy, rich with chocolatey flavor. They have a little kick from cayenne and a lot of warmth from cinnamon.
And, let me just tell you how delicious they are with ice cream sandwiched between two of them. I can barely think straight and think of that at same time!
I just know you’re going to love these! They were perfect accompaniment to Taco Night.
Gluten Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
2 1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 t Saigon cinnamon (it’s a bit stronger in flavor than “regular” Ceylon cinnamon)
dash cayenne pepper
1/4 t Kosher salt
1 T cornstarch
3 egg whites (or 9 T All Whites)
1 t vanilla extract
1 C bittersweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350F. Add parchment paper or a Silpat (I used both and the parchment paper worked better with this recipe) to a baking sheet.
Sift together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, cayenne, salt, and cornstarch. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until frothy, about one minute. Add vanilla and mix together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together. Mix in the chocolate chips. Drop onto your prepared pan, about one inch apart. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes (mine took 16). Let them cool completely before removing from the pan.
Enjoy with ice cream! Or systematically eat them one by one, while standing over the sink, and hoping that no one sees you. Either way.
Enjoy! Disfrute, mis amigos!