If you love Mexican food and chocolate, you’re going to love these Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies! I developed this recipe one afternoon when I was looking for a way to satisfy my sweet tooth without sacrificing any of the flavor I love in Mexican cuisine. I combined some of my favorite ingredients like dark chocolate, white chocolate, and a sprinkle of sea salt to create the perfect balance of sweet and salty. And the best part is, they’re healthy!
This is a recipe that I’ve been making for years and it’s a family favorite. I remember when I was a kid, my mom would make these cookies on special occasions. I always looked forward to them and they quickly became a staple in my family. Now that I’m an adult, I’m thrilled to be able to share this recipe with others. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do!
For a healthier version, you can replace the butter with a vegan butter substitute. You can also replace the white and dark chocolate chips with a combination of chopped nuts, dried fruit, and/or coconut flakes.
When mixing the wet ingredients, make sure the butter is completely cooled before adding the egg and vanilla. This will help ensure that your cookies don’t spread too much when baking.
Healthy Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Baking sheet, mixing bowl, electric mixer, spoon, spatula
- 0.5 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 0.5 cup granulated sugar
- 0.5 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1.25 cups all-purpose flour
- 0.5 teaspoon baking soda
- 0.25 teaspoon salt
- 0.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 0.5 cup dark chocolate chips
- 0.5 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the melted butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in the dark and white chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.