Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Bite into a crispy, chewy, spicy but mild chocolate cookie reminiscent of the classic Mexican hot chocolate drink.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Reynolds™ Parchment Paper
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
tablet Mexican hot chocolate drink mix (from 19-oz package)
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
egg
1
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with Reynolds Parchment Paper; set aside. In small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon; set aside.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter and hot chocolate tablet over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • 3 Place cookie mix in large bowl. Stir in melted butter mixture and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • 4 Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on lined cookie sheets.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set (do not overbake). Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Place food directly on Reynolds® Parchment Paper and bake as directed. Treats will bake evenly and release from paper with ease. Plus, because you're baking right on the paper, clean-up is a breeze.

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

Look for the hot chocolate tablets in the Hispanic section of your supermarket.

Use a #70 or 1-tablespoon spring-loaded ice cream scoop to make quick work of dropping the cookie dough. Using a scoop also ensures cookies will be the same size and will bake the same length of time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.