Latin American Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


Latin American Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolatito Delicioso: Latin American Twist on Chocolate Chip Cookies

Indulge in the rich flavors of Latin American cuisine with this delightful twist on the classic American chocolate chip cookie. Infused with traditional Latin American ingredients, these cookies offer a unique and irresistible taste that will transport your taste buds to a whole new world of culinary delight.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

25-27 minutes

Makes approximately 24 cookies


Vegetarian, Nut-free (if nuts are omitted), Egg-free (if using egg substitutes)

Dairy (butter), Eggs, Wheat (flour)

Vegan, Gluten-free


In this Latin American adaptation of the chocolate chip cookie, we incorporate ingredients commonly found in Latin American cuisine to add a touch of exotic flavor. The addition of spices like cinnamon and a hint of chili powder gives these cookies a warm and slightly spicy kick, while the use of dark chocolate adds a rich and intense taste. 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.
    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and chili powder.
  5. 5.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
  6. 6.
    Fold in the dark chocolate chips and chopped nuts (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 a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Dark chocolate chips — Use high-quality dark chocolate chips with at least 70% cocoa for a rich and intense flavor.
  • Cinnamon — Ground cinnamon adds warmth and depth to the cookies. Adjust the amount according to your preference.
  • Chili powder — Add a small amount of chili powder for a subtle spicy kick. Increase or decrease the amount based on your desired level of heat.
  • Chopped nuts (optional) — Feel free to add your favorite nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, for added texture and flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a softer and chewier texture, slightly underbake the cookies and allow them to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Experiment with different types of dark chocolate, such as chocolate with chili or cinnamon flavors, to enhance the Latin American twist.
  • Serve these cookies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert.
  • Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.
  • These cookies make a wonderful gift when packaged in a decorative tin or box.

Serving advice

Serve these Latin American chocolate chip cookies as a delightful treat with a cup of hot chocolate or a freshly brewed coffee. They are perfect for sharing with friends and family during gatherings or as a sweet indulgence for yourself.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cookies on a beautiful platter or a rustic wooden board. Dust them with a sprinkle of powdered sugar for an elegant touch. You can also garnish with a few whole dark chocolate chips or a sprinkle of cinnamon for added visual appeal.