i should be mopping the floor: Mexican Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mexican Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

The hint of spice is an unexpected fun twist in these easy-to-make
Mexican Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.

I love the unexpected in recipes. The addition of chili powder in these cookies doesn't take away form their sweetness and cookie-ness...it just gives them a bit of wow! Check out the easy recipe below>>>

Aren't cake mix cookies the bomb-diggity? I'm definitely on a kick lately...they're just so easy to make as well as customize. And Mexican Chocolate is one of my absolute favorite flavor combinations!

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup coconut oil {melted or solid, either way works}
1 {heaping} tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
pinch of cayenne pepper {or more, to your taste preference}
powdered sugar + more cinnamon

Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and spices together. Mix one part cinnamon with one part powdered sugar {about one heaping tablespoon of each}. Roll one inch cookie batter balls into powdered sugar and place two inches apart from each other on prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 375 from 8-10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for ten minutes and then move to wire racks.

Makes about two dozen cookies, {depending on how much cookie dough you snack on...wink!}

These were absolutely delicious! The perfect little treat for my cheat day. Never mind that I had like a dozen.

What's your favorite cheat day treat?

If you're in love with how easy cake mix cookies are to make,
be sure to check out my Rosemary-Lemon Cake Mix Cookies, too!
They have a sophisticated, grown-up flavor combination with the
rosemary and lemon. But, they're so simple to put together.
Click here for their recipe.

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  1. I am in LOVE with cake mix cookies and have been doing a lot of them. These sound deeeelicious!! Love that addition of the chili powder. Nom! Pinned!

    1. Aren't they the best?! So easy! Thanks so much, Claire!

  2. What beautiful cookies! And they sound so good! As do the lemon rosemary ones!