Abuelita Sugar Cookies

Abuelita Sugar Cookies

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based on 3 reviews
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15 min.
38 min.
4 dozen cookies

Who couldn't use a little help from "grandma" in the kitchen? Abuelita, which translated means "grandma," is a cinnamon-infused Mexican chocolate that "spices" up this holiday favorite -- making every moment special.


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablets (3.15 oz. each) NESTLÉ ABUELITA Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink, finely chopped or grated
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PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.

BEAT butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until combined. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chopped Abuelita. Scoop by rounded measuring teaspoon and roll into balls; place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten tops slightly.

BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden around edges. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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The cookies are fantastic, if you make a small adjustment to the recipe. Reduce the flour to 1 1/3 cup and increase the butter to 1 1/2 sticks. The resulting cookies are crisp on the edge, chewy in the middle and have the perfect amount of moistness.

- Mr. AB from West Palm Beach, FL

Loved Them

Mine turned out a little flat, but it was most likely my fault. They tasted great though! I'm definitely going to make them again.

- J. Denney from Laie, HI

Very Good!

I love Abuelita for making hot chocolate. I would have never thought of using them in a cookie. They are absolutely delicious. It's something different from your usual cookies.

- Tana Ouderkirk from Yankton, SD

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 60
  • Calories from Fat: 25
  • Total Fat: 2.5g (4% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g (8% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV)
  • Sodium: 35mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (3% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 0% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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