Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies Recipe
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Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies Recipe

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One bite tells you that this isn't any chocolate cookie. Chipotle and cayenne peppers give these chewy, fudgy delights a yummy twist. —Lisa Meredith, Eagan, Minnesota
Featured In: Fall Cookies
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), chopped
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and chipotle pepper. Combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and cayenne; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chopped candy. Chill 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls; place 4 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool 4 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Double Chocolate Chipotle Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p174

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cmilot User ID: 3721198 212134
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2014

"Made per recipe--excellent!"

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 191199
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"A chocolatey cookie with a slightly savory aftertaste!"

Anniii User ID: 6909751 193627
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"Fantastic! I didn't have any chipotle, that's why, instead of it I added cayenne pepper. In total, it was about 3 teaspoons. It might seem a bit too spicy, but it was all right! Everybody loved them, even those, who don't eat spicy food)"

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