Rating: 5 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
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A new twist on an old favorite with almonds, dark chocolate, cinnamon, and ancho chile pepper.

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prep:
25 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
16 mins
total:
56 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

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  • Combine butter and 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Beat in vanilla extract.

  • Mix flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ancho chile pepper, and salt together in a bowl. Beat into the butter mixture. Stir in almonds and dark chocolate until dough comes together.

  • Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball; place on a lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes on the baking sheets.

  • Mix remaining 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder in a bowl. Roll cookies in sugar mixture while still warm.

  • Cool cookies completely on wire racks, about 15 minutes. Roll in sugar mixture again.

Nutrition Facts

115 calories; protein 1.4g; carbohydrates 13.1g; fat 6.7g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 9.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2020
Delicious! Got rave reviews. I’m a chocolate fiend so I nearly doubled the cocoa powder that went into the cookies. Also didn’t have ancho chili powder so I used a tiny bit of cayenne instead. Do not use normal chili powder, it’s not the same as ancho! Last change was using pecans instead of almonds to keep a little more with the traditional recipe. Phenomenal, will make again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2021
Really liked these. I had to let them cool on the cookie sheet longer than the recipe says - they just fell apart otherwise. Though they still needed to be handled with care, when cooled and finished they are wonderful The ancho chile does not stand out but adds a definite Mexican flavor. These are a keeper. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2019
Fabulous. Took them to church.. everyone was commenting how good they were but couldn't really identify the flavor. Once I told them it made sense to them. and they kept eating them. Read More
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