Mexican Chocolate Crackled Cookies

by Kathy Strahs on December 11, 2013 · 3 comments

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I’ve come to look forward to the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013at this time every year. I get to decide on a great cookie recipe (this year, I went with Mexican Chocolate Crackled Cookies!), make a huge batch of them, and mail them around the country to three other food bloggers (usually people I haven’t met yet). My kids look forward to the swap, because we also receive three boxes of cookies at our house. Festive times. :-)

The Mexican Chocolate Crackled Cookies have a bit of a kick to them — they’re not spicy per se, but they’ve got a little heat from ancho chile powder. I tore the recipe out of a McCormick ad in a magazine. Mexican hot chocolate meets brownie bites is the best way to describe these cookies — I love them!

Read on for the recipe and to see the terrific cookies we “swapped” for!


Here’s how mine looked when I packaged them up to mail them (I’ve got them wrapped in press and seal inside the tissue paper – a care package freshness tip from my mom!).

Italian Orange Cookies from Racquel at The Primitive Platter.

Almond, Cherry and White Chocolate Cookies from Ashley at Girly Obsessions.
Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies from Food and FocusChocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies from April at Food n’ Focus.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful treats, ladies!!

Mexican Chocolate Crackled Cookies

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Mike from Class December 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Love the hint of spice

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Aggie December 13, 2013 at 8:03 AM

I LOVE the kick in Mexican Chocolate anything! These cookies look fantastic.
Aggie´s last blog post ..Gingerbread Spiced Nuts

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