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Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Sweet and spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies made with whole grain oat flour. Ooey, gooey, and oh so chocolatey.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 87kcal
Author Tessa


  • 2 cups semi-sweet dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon gluten-free oat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½-3/4 cup marshmallows I use Dandies brand, optional


  • In a medium microwavable bowl, add 1 ½ cups of the chocolate chips and the coconut oil and melt at 30 second intervals, stirring after each. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the coconut sugar and eggs together with an electric mixer until slightly fluffy and lighter in color; about 2 minutes. Continue beating and slowly add melted chocolate. Add in vanilla extract, beat well.
  • Add the oat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until thoroughly combined. Fold in remaining chocolate chips and marshmallows.
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes to an hour. The longer the dough chills, the easier it is to roll into balls and forms more 'perfectly' round cookies.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Coat hands with cooking spray. Roll a tablespoon of dough with your hands and place on cookie sheet. Repeat.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until tops start to look dry. Allow to rest on cookie sheet for a couple minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack. Store cookies in an airtight container.


Adapted from Food52.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg