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Mexican Chocolate Cookies

This recipe is inspired by the traditional flavors of Mexican chocolate and adds a hint of coffee to create a superb treat. Mexican chocolate is a mixture of cocoa, sugar, cinnamon and other aromatic ingredients, such as vanilla or nutmeg, that produce a complex and outstanding flavor. Some native Mexican communities used to drink cacao beverages spiced with chilies. Both chocolate and coffee have a bitter flavor which is tempered by sugar. The amount of sugar must be just enough to offset the bitter taste, but it should not overwhelm the taste of the chocolate.

Mexican Chocolate Cookies

3 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
3 TB cocoa powder
1 TB instant coffee
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TB vanilla extract
2 sticks of butter (1/2 lb)
3/4 cup almonds (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

In a mixing bowl, place butter at room temperature with the sugar and cocoa powder. Mix until smooth. Add the flour and other ingredients. Mix until the mixture has a sandy texture. Mold the mixture into cookies and place on a baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 350°F.  Bake the cookies for 20 minutes.

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