Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

Recipe by Greeny4444

I found this recipe on a baking blog that I frequently read. These cookies have a Southwest flair that satify a chocolate craving with a little spicy kick! The original recipe called for 2 cups of nuts, roughly chopped and toasted, but I don't really care for nuts in cookies, so I never make them that way.

Top Review by Inklady

I really liked these cookies. I wanted to make something different. These are still chocolatey, but with a warm aftertaste. I used dark cocoa. I cut the sugar to 1/2 cup, and the brown sugar to 1/4 cup. I also added 2 tsp. of decaf instant coffee granules. I did add the chocolate chips & 1 cup of chopped pecans. This thickened up the dough, so I just scooped 1 TBL. of dough with an ice cream scoop, and placed it on silpats. (no chilling) I did not roll in the sugar. I love to experiment. They worked out great. Thank you Greeny4444!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl, cream butter with sugars, honey and vanilla extract.
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  4. Slowly incorporate dry mixture into batter. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if using - see intro).
  5. Chill batter in refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls (I scoop dough with a cookie scoop, then roll into balls; it's easier) and coat with cinnamon sugar coating. Place on cookie sheets that are lined with parchment. Place unused raw batter back in refrigerator between batches.
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until the outer surface begins to crack. Cool cookies on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.

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