Aztec Chocolate Chip Cookies

The addition of chipotle adds a unique, smoky flavor to these cookies along with some heat. If you can’t find dried chipotle you may substitute cayenne pepper.

Makes: 48Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2⁄3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, preferably Vietnamese
  • 1⁄2 tsp. soda
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped dried chipotle pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.
  • Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Mix dry ingredients together; add to butter mixture, blending well.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and chipotle. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies should be very slightly undercooked. Allow to cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before removing from pan.