Mexican Chocolate Chewy Cookies

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by Amber on December 16, 2011

Mexican Chocolate Chewies have got to be the easiest cookie I’ve ever made. They were also one of those cookies that, once the batter was done, I kind of worried I’d done it wrong. Would this soupy mixture really come together into a chewy cookie?

I put my trust and faith in Lisa Fain, and she did not let me down. The resulting cookies are crisp at first, but give way to a chewiness that rivals any caramel I’ve eaten.

With just a slight bit of heat from the cayenne, you’ll have friends saying “Oooh, what is that?”

The other thing to love about Mexican Chocolate Chewies is that they’re naturally gluten free without the addition of flours you may not keep on hand. I took them to the Food Bloggers’ Cookie Swap we had here in New York City, as did Justin from Just Cook NYC. Great minds think alike, right? Or maybe we’re just both completely in love with the Homesick Texan Cookbook!

If you’re looking for a last minute cookie to take to a holiday party, this is it. You’ll impress everyone with the chocolate-y deliciousness, and it’s such a unique cookie, it won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

Maybe I’m just partial because it stars all my favorite Tex-Mex flavors: pecans, cinnamon, chipotle, and chocolate. But then, what’s not to love about that combination?

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Kathryn December 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Wow, these cookies look absolutely wonderful! I love cookies that are naturally gluten-free and that kick of spice sounds just perfect.


Amber December 16, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Thanks, Kathryn! They’re super tasty. I think you’ll love them.


amanda @ fake ginger December 16, 2011 at 10:43 AM

I’ve always been curious about the Mexican chocolate cookies. They look delicious and I bet they’re super fudgy without all that flour!


Amber December 16, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Fudgey AND addicting, Amanda!


Casey@Good. Food. Stories. December 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I might have to do these with peanuts for the chocolate loving (but tree nut-allergic) husband. Let’s not tell him about the cayenne.


Amber December 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM

My lips are sealed :)


Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray December 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM

I can vouch for the deliciousness (and chewiness!) of these cookies–they made it into my Tupperware as well. :)


Amber December 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Woot! You got all 3 of my cookie swap cookies. Thanks for always being so supportive, Tara.


Katrina December 16, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Mmm I adore these cookies! I’ve never made them though, so thanks for the recipe :)


Amber December 16, 2011 at 1:11 PM

You are quite welcome! I hope you love them from your own oven just as much.


JulieD December 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Love! These are so beautiful!


Bonnie K December 16, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Anything with chocolate and chiles is okay in my book. I like chewiness. Thanks for sharing.


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 17, 2011 at 7:58 AM

repinned. they look fabulous.

wow. I’ll take a dozen :)


Tracy December 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

They look like cookie perfection to me! So fudgy and chewy, my favorite kind of cookie!


DessertForTwo December 18, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I’m intrigued! These looks fabulous!


Jamie | My Baking Addiction December 19, 2011 at 4:06 PM

I have never had Mexican Chocolate Cookies, but that crackly top is calling my name. The addition of cayenne sounds absolutely perfect! P.S. Love the little snowfall!


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction December 20, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Ooh, yum! I still need to bake a few batches of cookies this week, and I think I’m adding these to the list. I love chocolatey, chewy cookies!


Molly January 16, 2012 at 6:44 PM

These look amazing! Thanks for the idea…and the Sugar Rush!


Elizabeth March 7, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! I made a batch for my family and they loved them. I have a neighbor who is allergic to gluten AND nuts, so I thought I would try replacing the pecans with gluten-free Rice Krispies. Phenomenal!


Jackie June 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM


Can this dough be chilled overnight.


Amber June 2, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Hi Jackie, I wouldn’t recommend it. It comes together very quickly, so is really not worth making ahead of time anyway.


Darlene in North GA November 10, 2012 at 5:09 AM

A little late to the party here. Stupid question:
Are you just adding plain egg whites – as is, or have they been whipped to soft peaks first?


Amber November 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Hey Darlene, that’s right. Just plain egg whites. Don’t whip the egg whites separately. The batter will seem thin, but I promise it works out in the end.


Darlene in North GA November 10, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Thanks so much for getting back to me. I appreciate it!


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