Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

Mexican chocolate consists of grainy chocolate disks flavored with sugar, cinnamon, almonds and vanilla, used to prepare Mexican hot chocolate beverage and in mole sauces. It is usually available in Mexican sections of supermarkets. Substitution for Mexican Chocolate if you cannot find it: One ounce of semisweet chocolate, 1/2-teaspoon ground cinnamon and one drip of almond extract can substitute for 1-ounce of Mexican chocolate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream margarine and sugar together in bowl. Stir in flour, cornmeal, cinnamon and salt. Pat dough into 8-inch pie pan. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt chocolates with milk in double boiler. Stir until smooth.
  4. When shortbread is done, immediately score into 8 sections with knife while shortbread is still hot.
  5. Drizzle melted chocolate on top, allow to cool before cutting into wedges.


Most Helpful

This was delicious ~ I had to use the "substitution' method for the Mexican chocolate as I didn't have any. No worries, this was a moist and delicious shortbread. I too baked longer ~ abut 25 minutes ~ and it came out great. Thanks for a new keeper recipe. Made for the ZINGO round of ZWT5, for the Bodacious Brickhouse Babes.

FloridaNative June 14, 2009

We Loved the flavors of this shortbread!! Made just as posted. I did bake it for about 15 minutes because it wasn't quite done at 10 minutes! Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT 5

my3beachbabes June 14, 2009

I really like the flavors and texture of this shortbread. I'm not usually a fan of cinnamon with chocolate but this was good combination - delicate not overpowering. The corn meal adds a nice crunch without being obvious. I was concerned about the cooking time - this wasn't done at 10 minutes, most shortbreads take around 30 minutes, I baked this between 25- 30 minutes, it turned out to be thinner then I expected and is crunchier then it probably should be but tastes great; 15- 20 minutes would have been better. Thanks Heidi for sharing, Made for ZWT5 ZINGO by one of the Cooks With Dirty Faces

momaphet June 10, 2009

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