Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
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Warming like a freshly brewed mug of hot chocolate, eat each cookie slowly and mindfully to let the chilli heat and tingling sensation spread over your mouth after a few seconds. Oh yeahhhh! Feeling dangerous? Serve these with some hot chocolate - now we're playing with fire!
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, wheat-free. Vegetarian.
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup white spelt flour
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or rice bran syrup
  • 3 tablespoons milk kefir or buttermilk (or 1 cup milk of choice + 1 tsp lemon juice)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup dried goji berries
  • ⅓ cup demerara sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking trays with baking parchment and put aisde.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, cocao powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and salt. Put aside.
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together coconut oil, sugar, rice malt syrup, milk of choice and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the wet mixture mixture into the dry, stirring with a wooden spoon until well combined. Gently stir through the goji berries.
  4. Pour demerara sugar and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon into a shallow dish or plate, stirring to mix. Take ½ tbsp amounts of dough and roll into balls, then gently flatten each ball into a 5cm disc. Place once side of the dough disc into the demerara sugar, pressing to adhere. Place dough, sugar side up, onto prepared baking trays, spacing them at least 5cm apart to allow for spreading.
  5. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until cookies have spread and are crackly on top. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire baking rack to cool completely.
  6. Makes about 24 cookies.
Recipe by @OmNomAlly at