I’ve been on a spice kick lately and I can’t get enough chipotle chili pepper in my life. The smoldering flavor enlivens baked sweet potatoes and a few dashes of Chipotle Tabasco is my preferred quesadilla topping. When visions of a chocolate cookie laced with warming cinnamon and smoky chipotle entered my mind, I went for it. After all, I loved spicy Dulce de Leche brownies. These chocolate spice cookies remind me of a flourless chocolate cake, laden with chunks of dark and semisweet chocolate. Enjoy warm (as though you’d be able to resist a fresh cookie!) with a glass of ice-cold milk.

Chocolate Spice Cookies
1 3/4 cups flour
6 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 ounces chipotle chili dark chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Cinnamon-Sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and chipotle chili powder in a medium bowl. Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg until combined. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated (dough will be crumbly). Fold in chocolate; cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and roll in cinnamon-sugar; place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 minutes or until tops are cracked and almost set. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Yield – 38 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
Calories – 80
Carbs – 12

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10 comments

  1. You know what, I’ve never tried chocolate with spice before… spice like chipotle chili powder! This is something that quite excites me. I love chocolate and chipotle too. What a great finding today! Love how the cookies look. So adorable!

    1. I found the chipotle chocolate at World Market. If you can’t find any, I’d just use dark chocolate and bump up the chipotle chili powder to 1/4 teaspoon.

  2. Yum! There is a spicy hot chocolate at one of the coffee shops in my neighborhood that I can never get enough of, so these cookies might be able to satisfy that same craving.

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