Cuban Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Cuban Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Havana Delight: Cuban-Inspired Chocolate Chip Cookies

Indulge in the tropical flavors of Cuba with these delectable Cuban Chocolate Chip Cookies. This recipe combines the beloved American classic with a touch of Cuban flair, resulting in a delightful treat that will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Havana.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

25-27 minutes

This recipe makes approximately 24 cookies


Vegetarian, Nut-free (if pecans are omitted), Soy-free, Peanut-free, Kosher

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (butter), Eggs

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Paleo


While the original American chocolate chip cookie recipe remains the foundation, this Cuban adaptation incorporates traditional Cuban ingredients and flavors to add a unique twist. The addition of grated lime zest and a hint of cinnamon infuses these cookies with a refreshing citrusy aroma and a touch of warmth. We alse have the original recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 180 kcal / 753 kJ
  • Fat: 9g (5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 24g (16g sugars)
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2.
    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. 3.
    Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and grated lime zest.
  5. 5.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
  6. 6.
    Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans (if using).
  7. 7.
    Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. 8.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. 9.
    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Lime zest — Make sure to wash the lime thoroughly before zesting to remove any wax or residue.
  • Semisweet chocolate chips — Use high-quality chocolate chips for the best flavor and texture.
  • Pecans — Toast the pecans before chopping them to enhance their nutty flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a more pronounced citrus flavor, add a few drops of lime juice to the dough.
  • If you prefer a softer cookie, slightly underbake them and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Experiment with different types of chocolate, such as dark or milk chocolate, to vary the flavor profile.

Serving advice

Serve these Cuban Chocolate Chip Cookies warm with a cup of Cuban coffee for a delightful afternoon treat. They are also perfect for sharing at parties or as a sweet gift for friends and family.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cookies on a colorful Cuban-inspired platter or wrap them in vibrant tropical-themed packaging for a festive presentation.