Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Ready in : 35 mins
1 3/4 cups white sugar, divided
1 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and salt together in a bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs; add cream of tartar and baking soda. Beat in cocoa powder, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and cayenne powder. Beat in flour. Stir chocolate chips into the dough.
Mix remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl.
Roll heaping tablespoons of dough into balls. Roll balls in the sugar-cinnamon mixture and place on the prepared baking sheets.
Bake in the preheated oven until centers are set and edges crack slightly, about 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes.
If you'd like more spice, add a generous pinch of cayenne to the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Per Serving: 212 calories; 10.6 g fat; 29.2 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; 36 mg cholesterol; 151 mg sodium.