Inspired by the warm, frothy, nostalgic memories of our childhood sipping Mexican hot chocolate, we bring you Grain Free Mexican Chocolate Cookies. Made with a blend of almond flour, cocoa, a dash of cinnamon, and phantom hot-chocolate-mustaches (okay, that’s not really as much an ingredient as the spirit and heart of these cookies, but you get the idea), these crunchy, rich chocolate cookies take us back. Imagine: the smell of buñuelos, pan dulce, conchas, and arroz con leche all wafting together from the kitchen, where grandma is stirring a huge pot of melted chocolate and cinnamon sticks. Just as she ladled out her hot chocolate into smaller mugs for her loved ones to sip on, we share these bite-size, Abuela Approved chocolate cookies, for you and your family to snack on.
Mexican shortbread cookies, also known as hojarascas, or pan de polvo, are sweet, crunchy, delicious cookies that our family makes (and eats!) by the dozens. Fond are our memories of bringing these cookies home from the local bakery in Laredo, and always having them out on the table, or in our cookie jars.