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Chipotle Crackle Cookies

I usually bake these special cookies for the holidays, but my family loves them so I bake them for their birthdays. The addition of ground chipotle chile pepper gives these cookies a little zing. The dough may be sticky, so I dip my hands in confectioners' sugar for easier handling. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon toasted wheat germ
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla until combined. Add melted chocolate. Combine flour, wheat germ, baking powder, salt and chipotle pepper. Gradually add to egg mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Place confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 85 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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  • Tanya
    Dec 15, 2020

    I made these cookies for the first time this year and my husband loves them.

  • Timbergurl1
    Dec 30, 2013

    I LOVE cracked cookies. They look so pretty without having to do any real work. Not to mention they taste delicious! I've made this recipe a couple times with much success, but mostly I use a cake mix and doctor it with chipotle pepper. This recipe gave me the great idea!

  • Rinkfamily
    Jun 22, 2013

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  • HaCher3
    Dec 17, 2012

    10+ out 10