It’s Cinco de Mayo! Most misunderstand that this is not the celebration of Mexican Independence but rather the commemoration of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. No matter how you celebrate these Mexican hot chocolate cookies are a delicious treat.
This recipe not only served a purpose as a recipe for this week but I made them for Teacher Appreciation Day at school. The parents’ club organized a fiesta luncheon for the faculty and staff so I donated these Mexican hot chocolate cookies for the dessert table to fit with the theme.
I’ve made a lot of cookies and I have to say this is one of the most unusual cookies I’ve ever made. With all of the powdered sugar, it kind of melts in your mouth. It’s not chewy or crunchy but it is crumbly. It’s not very often I make a cookie with shortening rather than butter or oil but it worked nicely. If you’re not familiar with Mexican hot chocolate you will find it in the same aisle at the grocery store with the packets. Mexican hot chocolate comes in large tablets. I used my microplane grater to grate the disks. Time consuming but worth it.
Let’s have a fiesta of Cinco de Mayo inspired recipes all week long!
- Pico de Gallo from Palatable Pastime
- Cheesy Spanish Rice from the Tip Garden
- Fried Ice Cream Bars from Cooking With Carlee
- Paloma Cocktail from Caroline’s Cooking
- Graham Cracker Fried Ice Cream from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Blackberry Margaritas from Books n’ Cooks
- Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Family Around the Table