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Mexican Crinkle Cookies with a Kick

For a new twist on an old favorite, we added the spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar blend to this tried-and-true cookie recipe originally submitted by Kim Kenyon of Greenwood, Missouri. It added pleasant cinnamon flavor with lingering warm heat. —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Gustus Vitae spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Beat in brown sugar and corn syrup until blended. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, spicy chocolate cinnamon sugar and salt; gradually beat into brown sugar mixture. Refrigerate, covered, until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and cinnamon. Shape dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake until cookies are set and tops are cracked, 10-12 minutes. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to finish cooling.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 158 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 184mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • amsm
    Jan 30, 2019

    These are delicious! Very chewy, and a very mild heat. I love the touch of cinnamon.

  • buffetfan
    Oct 27, 2018

    These cookies were a hit. My family doesn't usually like much heat and these cookies have the perfect amount. I'd say they were on the milder side. The Gustus Vitae spice is a nice addition.

  • suefalk
    Oct 9, 2018

    Amazing!! Chocolatey, chewy and just enough spice. Spice level is not too bad. I made half the recipe with the powdered sugar/cinnamon mix, and the other half with granulated sugar/Gustus Vitae blend. My kids loved the bigger kick of heat. These are going on this years Christmas cookie plate!