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Mexican Snickerdoodles

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El Snicker? Snickerdoodle-ito? Let’s not butcher the Spanish language, mmkay. We’ll just call them Mexican Snickerdoodles.

They are chocolatey with a hint of cinnamon and cayenne. They have a soft interior with the crunchy outer layer of a traditional snickerdoodle. They are excellent, and I mean excellent, with a glass of cold milk.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2-½ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons Cream Of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch Cayenne (a Small Pinch!)
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • FOR COATING THE COOKIES:
  • ¼ cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 400ºF. Mix sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Then, stir in flour, cocoa, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt. Form the dough into 1-inch balls.

For coating the cookie dough, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Coat each dough ball with the mixture. Place on an ungreased (or use a Silpat) cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute on the baking sheet, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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jenniferlynn on 6.9.2011

Your recipe introduction made me laugh and made my day! I have a who’s fluent in Spanish and he probably would have come up with something like that, too!

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AshliA on 12.4.2011

My mom and I decided these needed a richer chocolate and added chocolate chips to the last half of the dough, which brought out the cinnamon and cayenne more. I think they would be awesome if made with bakers chocolate instead of the cocoa…great idea and we enjoyed making them.

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Jennifer on 6.14.2011

A fun twist on the traditional snickerdoodle! I only made a half batch, so I went conservative on the pinch of cayenne pepper… too conservative I think, I could only taste the cinnamon, and the cocoa flavor was pretty mild. The texture was perfect, crisp on the outside and chewy inside.

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