chocolate crackle cookies

 Also known as...

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Kinda like Mexican food (which I love) combined with baking (which I love.)

For some reason I had a "calling" to try these suckers out. Thank goodness for callings, because they made a bad day wayyy better. Even the guy at the checkout line knew what I was making. No joke, he basically followed me to my car raving about chocolate spice cookies. 

Long story short, the stranger wasn't danger, he was right...These suckas are ahhmaze. 


Oven, big bowl, small bowl, plate, cookie trays, mixer and/or mixing spoon, parchment paper (optional) 


1/3 cup cane sugar, set aside

1 2/3 cup all purpose flour

1 cup cane sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

5 tablespoons non dairy milk of choice

1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Spread the 1/3 cup sugar evenly on a flat plate.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix the flour, cane sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, baking soda, cinnamon, cayenne and salt.

In another smaller bowl, mix the oil, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix thoroughly.

Take small pieces of the dough and roll into approximately 1" balls. Press into the plate with the sugar and flatten slightly until they are 2" wide. Place on a lightly greased (or use parchment paper) baking sheet sugar side up. Make sure cookies have a few inches between them, they will spread.

Bake for 11 or 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Ps: These were made in attempt to avoid studying, which I realized, can't really be avoided, just postponed, which is even worse than avoiding in the first place. 

Should we take a bet? Who thinks Kat is studying in this pic???

At the end of the night I shared some with my neighbors (kinda like they do in the movies...) 

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