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Gluten-Free Mexican Chocolate Cookies recipe
Gluten Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
1 hr 7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 132 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  • 1/3 cup gluten free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup Tillen Farms Fire & Spiced Maraschino Cherries drained
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shelled and salted pumpkin seeds coarsely chopped
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, chili powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Combine 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips with the butter in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute or until the chocolate is melted. Stir to combine.
  4. Remove the stems from the cherries, coarsely chop, and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl and combine with the remaining 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, the bittersweet chocolate chips, and the pumpkin seeds.
  5. Using an electric mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for a full 5 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. Turn the mixer to medium-low and mix in the melted chocolate and butter mixture.
  6. Using a spatula, fold in the flour mixture, making sure to fully combine. Add the cherries, chocolate chips, and pumpkin seeds and fold in until fully combined.
  7. Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, mound the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Gently press down each cookie to flatten slightly.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops of the cookies look a little dry and start to crack. Let cool on the baking sheet for a full 30 minutes before trying to remove them, (you should be able to lift them off the parchment paper).

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.