I made it fifteen days into the New Year before posting a cookie recipe.
I'm not saying that behind the scenes I made it fifteen days without consuming a cookie, because if you know me that isn't true. Some people unwind with a glass of wine or something salty before bed--I like a cookie or other sweet treat.
Today I'm sharing a recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies. These cookies have a wonderful warmth to them from a touch of chili in the recipe. My brother in law lives with us and tells us all the time how in Mexico where he spent several years they put chili in EVERYTHING. I'm not going to put chili in everything because that's just weird but I did add a little to this recipe. And it helped. It's not spicy, but the kids described it as "making their mouth warm" after they swallowed it.
Seriously though, if I didn't tell them it had it in it, they wouldn't have ever known. That comment was some bizarre eleven and eight year old foodie critique. But it's true.
Grab a glass of milk and try these cookies. Your mouth will be happy--and warm.