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Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are a sweet take on the traditional chocolate crinkle cookie. They are different in that they have a bit of spice in them.

This post is from a recipe card that was included in the Taste of Home subscription box. I was provided with a subscription box for review. All opinions are my own.

Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies have a subtle warmth and aren't too sweet.

When I received the latest subscription box from Taste of Home Special Delivery it go me thinking that I’ve been reading Taste of Home magazine for more than 20 years. It was the 25th anniversary cookbook, included in the box, that gave me the realization.

Actually, it’s really probably been more than 20 years because I’ve been married 25 years. My Mom was the one who introduced me to Taste of Home and I’ve been a fan ever since. Their recipes from home cooks and their test kitchen are tried and true. Ones you can trust to work every time with something for everyone.

Ready for the oven. Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies have a subtle warmth and aren't too sweet.

There are just so many recipes to try in the 25th Anniversary cookbook that I couldn’t decide what to make for this post. So I went with these Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies that were on one of the recipe cards. I picked them for two reasons, one I needed cookies for a meeting at a school and, two, I wanted to try the cinnamon spice blend and this recipe uses it.

Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies have a subtle warmth and aren't too sweet.

If you’ve never made a crinkle cookie, you must! Get kids in on the fun and have them roll the dough in the sugar mixture. If you want extra flavor add the Gustus Vitae to the confectioners’ sugar. I used a cookie scoop to form the dough into nice even, round balls. Doing so yielded 3 dozen cookies that were all the same size and baked evenly. Don’t skip chilling the dough because I think it’s the reason the cookies are all so uniform.

Favorite recipes from Taste of Home

I’ve made many, many recipes over the years from Taste of Home. A few of my family’s favorites include:

Fresh Cranberry Muffins

Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Chicken

Hot Colby Ham Sandwiches

Mini Ham Cheese and Onion Frittatas

Red Velvet White Chip Cookies



Mexican chocolate crinkle cookies have a subtle warmth and aren't too sweet.

Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A chocolaty sweet treat with a small amount of heat.


  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and chocolate. Stir until smooth and all chocolate has melted. In separate bowl beat in brown sugar and corn syrup with chocolate mixture until blended. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, Gustas Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon sugar and salt; gradually beat into brown sugar mixture. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 1 hour. (Don't skip this part)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and set aside. In a shallow bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and cinnamon or the Gustus Vitae blend. Shape dough into 1-½-in. balls, using a cookie scoop. Roll in confectioners' sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake until set and tops are cracked, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to finish cooling. Store tightly covered.


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Mexican Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are slightly sweet with a hint of warming spice.



Thursday 15th of November 2018

I think these are going on my Christmas baking list! Yum!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Saturday 3rd of November 2018

Now these sound like my kind of cookies, they look so delicious!

Krissy Allori

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

Mexican chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations and this cookie recipe is fantastic!

Alina | Cooking Journey Blog

Tuesday 30th of October 2018

We enjoy Mexican dishes, but I've never heard of Mexican cookies. Spicy chocolate sounds delicious!


Tuesday 30th of October 2018

What a great cookie for the holidays! I cannot wait to bake them up and have them in my cookie jar!

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