Orange-Chili Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Orange-Chili Chocolate Cookies Recipe
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Orange-Chili Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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I love spicy chocolate so I came up with this recipe. Whenever I make it I always get asked for the recipe—and the fact that it starts with a packaged sugar cookie mix makes it super easy! —Debbie Blunt, Wickenburg, Arizona
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Triple Sec, optional
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cookie mix, cocoa, orange peel, cinnamon and cayenne. Beat in butter, egg, vanilla and, if desired, Triple Sec.
Mix sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Orange-Chili Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p145

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 89 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Triple Sec, optional
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cookie mix, cocoa, orange peel, cinnamon and cayenne. Beat in butter, egg, vanilla and, if desired, Triple Sec.
  2. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Orange-Chili Chocolate Cookies in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2017, p145

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