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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    5 Discussions


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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 : )


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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!