Mexican Chocolate Cherry Chili Cookies





Introduction: Mexican Chocolate Cherry Chili Cookies

You'll definitely want to have a glass of milk with these guys!

1 cup whole wheat flour
3 Tbs flax seeds, ground
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal
1 stick unsalted butter (or margarine)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg (or egg replacer)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup Mexican chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped

  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Baking sheets

Pretty much the same steps as most any cookie recipe...
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl
  2. In the other bowl, cream butter and sugar with a mixer. Then add the egg and vanilla
  3. Add dry mixture into wet in a few portions
  4. When dough is thoroughly  combined, mix in the chopped chocolate and cherries by hand
  5. Roll out 1" balls of dough and place on cookie sheet a couple inches apart from each other
  6. Bake at 350oF for 12 - 15 minutes

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    These look delicious! Are they really hot or just the right amount?

    3 replies

    Hmm...hard to say for sure. I guess my warning would be that if you ever make sure something isn't too spicy before ordering at a restaurant or do not buy salsa higher than medium, you should reduce the cayenne a bit (of course, there is variation in the cayenne itself). I wasn't kidding about having a glass of milk nearby : )

    Thank you. I would probably need to cut it a little. :-)

    The chili is the surprising element, but I'm sure they'd be great without it as still have chocolate, oatmeal and cherries to fall back on!

    These cookies look very good to eat. I see a lot of very unusual food recipes here and would question a cookie recipe with peppers UNTIL I had some very very good raspberry pepper jam. It was so good I don't even have the words to describe how good it was.

    Thanks for sharing your hard work!