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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
Not all cookies are created equal, and this chocolatey show stopper is definitely a standout. With flavors of cinnamon, chocolate, and ancho chilli powder, these cookies are a nod to the delicious beverage that is Mexican hot chocolate, a rich and creamy decadence with a swift little kick of heat. The toasted marshmallow on top adds the perfect amount of sweetness to complement these rich and spicy treats! Santa won't know what hit him!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yield: about 30 cookies
Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
Pinch of Spicewalla Cayenne Chilli Powder
1 Tbs Spicewalla Cinnamon
½ tsp Spicewalla Ancho Chilli Powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
Marshmallows, for garnish

PREPARATION

  1.  In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cayenne, cinnamon, and ancho chili powder, whisk together.
  2.  Add the butter and brown sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, a hand mixer will also work. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract, mixing on low speed until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix on low speed until just combined, be careful not to overmix!
  5. Add the chocolate chips and mix for just a few seconds to mix in.
  6. Scoop the cookies into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Chill for 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, making sure the edges are baked but the center is still soft.
  9. Cool at room temperature.
  10. Slice a few marshmallows into fourths, place one of the marshmallow slices on top of each cookie and use a kitchen torch to toast it, or put under the broiler for 1 minute. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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