Mexican Ribbon Cookies

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In honor of the holiday I wanted to try out a cookie recipe with a little spice. These Mexican Ribbon Cookies were inspired by Betty Crocker's Crisp Chocolate-Espresso Ribbon Cookies. I made those cookies last week for a get together and they were really easy and tasty so I wanted to come up with some other variations.

Here's the recipe:
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup coarsely to finely crushed chocolate-covered espresso coffee beans
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder, heaping

Line bottom and sides of 9x5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter, vanilla extract and egg until soft dough forms. Stir melted chocolate into dough. Divide dough in half; place half of dough in another bowl. Add cayenne powder to half of the dough and mix well. To remaining half of dough, mix in espresso beans.

The rest of the recipe follows the original instructions from Betty Crocker. Feel free to adjust the cayenne levels according to the amount of spice you like. For me, this amount was just enough to feel the heat, but not enough that it was painful.

Since both halves of the dough are chocolate the ribbon effect is much more subtle than in the original recipe, but I still think it's quite pretty.
For the nutrition info and to see how to make some healthy substitutions for this recipe check out my note on Facebook here.

As always, let me know how this recipe turns out for you!


  1. I had the privilige of trying out a variation of this recipe delivered by Miss DashofNutmeg herself. The cookies were great (I shared them with the X crew) and it was good to see my little sis for the first time in two years. Thanks again, Megan.



  2. mmmmMMMMMMmmmmmm sounds good, still waiting on my cappiccino cake...:)

  3. Likin' the new layout. very clean looking. Wanting to try the lasagna recipe and the cookie recipe. I'll let you know how they turn out...hopefully soon!

  4. I love the layout itself but the background is too plain for my taste. Maybe you can find a way to keep the same basic layout but punch up the background a bit. Down the line, you will have many readers. Some of them, unlike me, will have not tasted your recipes before. A different background might catch their a little better.

    Anyway, that's my opinion. That and 50 cents will get you a phone call.

    Love you sis,


  5. Mmm..they look yummy! Thank you for the recipe.
    P.s I saw your question about coffee staining. Here are the instructions:



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