12.21.2012

Christmas Cookie Week - Day 5

To finish off this delicious week of Christmas cookies, I am kicking things up a notch with these chocolate crinkle cookies that had a bit of spice of heat in them. I'm not talking give me water type of heat, just a subtle, oh there it is type of heat. This recipe is another easy dough to make that produces great results. With a little heat from cinnamon and ancho chili pepper, this cookies are sure to make you go wow and think about adding some kick next time to your cookies.
First, gather together your ingredients. 12 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided, 3/4 cup flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons chili powder (I had New Mexican chili powder on hand so I used that), 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Divide your 12 ounces of chocolate into 8 ounces and after you chop the remaining 4 ounces, set the chocolate aside. Melt your 8 ounces of chocolate and set aside.

 In your mixing bowl, add the butter and cream it.

Next add in the white sugar and brown sugar and ream the three ingredients together until they are light and fluffy.


Add in the eggs and the vanilla extract.


Add in the melted chocolate and mix, mix, mix.


 Now add in the dry ingredients, the flour, the baking powder and the spices.



Mix all the ingredients together well and then add in the 4 ounces of chopped chocolate. At this time, my dough was pretty runny so I put my batter in the refrigerator to firm up for at least 30 minutes. If the dough is to runny your cookies will just spread all around your baking sheet and not look pretty. 
After the dough firms up a bit, use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scoop out the dough and drop t hem onto a parchment-linked baking sheet.

Space the cookies about 1 1/2 inch apart and bake them for 10 minutes until the tops begin to crack. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them rest on the baking sheet for a firm minutes before you remove them to a cooling rack.

Let the cookies cool completely until you eat them, then serve, eat and enjoy!

22 comments:

Meggan said...

These look so good, Meg! I love chocolate cookies and with the heat - it sounds amazing!!

CALLIE said...

Cookies with some heat.. I'm intrigued.

Caitie Schlisserman said...

YUMMM! these look so tasty!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Margaret F said...

You are a cookie makin' machine! ;) These look so good!

jamiedawn said...

oh man, i can not wait to get my mixer for christmas!! i made cookies the other night and i thought my arm was going to fall off!!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Your baking posts have made me so hungry this week! :-)

Hilary said...

You put that mixer to good use!! Yummy!

Joy said...

Oh my goodness, these look so good!! I've been telling my kids that Santa's favorite cookies are white chocolate and craisin, but these look amaaaaaazing!!

Heather said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! These cookies look and sound so delicious!

Jessi Francis said...

These look so yummy! I think I'm going to have to make them myself very soon!

Bev said...

omg those look scrummy just scopping up the batter!!!! Chili powder huh?!?! I have all the ingredients so looks like I'll be giving a new recipe a shot this weekend!

xxo, Bev

Care said...

These look incredible! Good thing I have a slow Christmas week because I'm going to have to try all these yummy recipes. -MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Jawed Ali said...
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Helene said...

chili powder in cookies? i am intrigued!

Treasure Tromp said...

your baking skills are so incredible! I'm so impressed with each recipe!

Kristin @ w/milk and sugar said...

These sound delicious! Love the sweet with a bit of spice.

Simply LKJ said...

I am admiring all your cookies! I had high hopes of making some different ones this year, but ended up with the flu the other day. Oh well, there is always next year. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Ooh these look yummy!

helen said...

i love cookies with that crinkly texture. looks sooo amazing! feel free to send some over if you have leftovers :)

Elle Sees said...

currently eating cookies while i read this, hehe

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Loved reading all these posts today! If you ever need a taste tester just let me know! ;)

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Hmmm. next year I sall expect a box of your baked goodies at my door hahaah looks delish!!