Chocolate Chipotle Cookies

"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."
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Ready In:
42 cookies




  • Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and spices together in a medium bowl.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream butter with sugars, honey and vanilla extract.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time.
  • Slowly incorporate dry mixture into batter. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if using - see intro).
  • Chill batter in refrigerator for approximately 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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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  1. 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!
  2. yogiclarebear
    Pretty much awesome! Really gotta let the batter get quite cold in order to work with it, I found. Followed the recipe exactly, perfect.


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