Aztec Chocolate Chip Cookies

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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.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutes

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, preferably Vietnamese
  • ½ tsp. soda
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped dried chipotle pepper

Directions

  • 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 8–10 minutes. The cookies should be very slightly undercooked. Allow to cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, preferably Vietnamese
  • ½ tsp. soda
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped dried chipotle pepper

Directions

  • 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 8–10 minutes. The cookies should be very slightly undercooked. Allow to cool on baking sheets 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories110
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol20mg
Sodium60mg
Total Carbohydrate14g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars9g
Protein1g