Chipotle Chocolate Pixies

The chipotle adds a smoky, slow burn to these cookies that many people find pleasant. If you don’t like the heat, you can leave out the chipotle for a fantastic pixie cookie.

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¾ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa
  • ½ tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar


  • Cream butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and chipotle together; blend into butter mixture. Cover tightly; chill at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Lightly grease 2 large sheets.
  • Using a teaspoon to measure, roll dough into balls. Roll in confectioners’ sugar to coat thoroughly. Place 2" apart on baking sheets.
  • Bake 18–20 minutes. Cool completely.