Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

In Itaewon, there is this vegan bakery I like to check out once in a while call Plant. I’m not vegan, but I am still interested in trying out vegan products and comparing them to the non-vegan products. Anyway, on one of my visits, I decided to try their Mexican hot chocolate snickerdoodles, which was 1,500 won ($1.50 USD) per cookies. I ended up really liking it. The spiciness mixed with chocolate was a great combination for me. However, I couldn’t justify paying that much for a single cookie . . . so I scoured the Internet to find a recipe for me to try. I found this recipe and I decided to give it a whirl.

They turned out great! They aren’t 100% vegan because I didn’t have any non-dairy milk. I also replaced maple syrup with agave syrup . . . but it still turned out great. My mum loves it, and my dad said they’re great, but he’s not too keen on the cayenne pepper. XD Oh, well! At least I saved myself some moola by baking my own!

Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Dry ingredients
1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup agave syrup
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk (regular, soy, or almond)

Sugar coating
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
3. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.
4. Slowly mix in the dry mixture to the wet mixture until well mixed.
5. Roll into a 2-3 inch ball (or use a cookie scoop), flatten it, and apply the sugar coating to one side.
6. Lay the cookies sugar-side up on a parchment paper covered baking pan.
7. Bake 12-14 minutes.


  1. I’ve always seen these around but never knew what they’re called and just gave it a nickname “really dry cookies” XD. But yay, now I know it’s called snickerdoodles. The snickerdoodles are expensive! But considering how they’re most likely vegan products, it makes sense and I’m glad you liked it :D. I can’t imagine spicy cookies.. But then again, since it has “Mexican” in the name, it makes sense with all of the spiciness they add to their foods XD. Even though you didn’t make it vegan, it still turned out really good :D. And it’s definitely cheaper to make stuff at home (especially with baking!). I’m still a bit surprised about how cookies can be spicy too! Thanks for sharing ☺

  2. The bakery sounds slightly expensive, but I’m a vegetarian and I’ve never heard of Plant before, so I definitely want to check it out.

    Also serious kudos to you for figuring out how to make them on your own.

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