Chocolate-Chipotle Bizcochitos

Friday, November 30, 2007
The classic Mexican cookie in its chocolate form, full of chipotle and cinnamon flavor.

Chocolate-Chipotle Bizcochitos

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus additional for rolling
1/3 cup Hershey's Dark Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup granulated sugar, plus an additional 2 tablespoons
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate (Optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large sheet pan, or line with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, shortening, and 1/3 cup sugar, until creamy. Beat in vanilla, egg, orange juice, and chipotle, until well combined. Beat in flour mixture until just combined.
Chill dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Lightly flour a work surface, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out cookies using cookie cutters, and place on prepared baking sheet.
Stir together the additional 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, until combined. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar over cookies.

Bake at 350 degrees F, for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
Decorate the cookies by piping melted chocolate onto them.

Yield: Depends on the size of the cookie cutters

17 comments on "Chocolate-Chipotle Bizcochitos"
  1. Good luck with the competition. These look divine and great flavours of chocolate, chili, cinnamon, and orange.

  2. Now I think I would like a little heat with my sweet. But I don't like chipotles. I should probably give it another try. Maybe it was the particular brand of chipotle in adobo that I didn't like. Ever make anything with habeneros?


  3. I can't tolerate heat in any food so I'm sorry to say I probably won't be making these. For those who do however, they look really good.

  4. Peter- Thanks!

    Julie- It's ok not to like chipotles. No, I've never made anything with habeneros. Have you? I'm scared

    Annie- That's ok! These aren't for everyone.

  5. Only salsa. But, I remember watching some cooking show on PBS one time and some biker made a chocolate dessert with habaneros. That has always intrigued me. But maybe I should start out realistically like with a jalopeno. Funny, I love them before they're smoked.


  6. Cool idea with the heat and sweet. I'll be sure to give you my vote, they sound delish!

    My husband got me this dark chocolate bar with cherry and chili filling inside. I love the combo.

    Good luck! I love a good food competition!

  7. YOU are an artist! And you didn't wimp out on the amount of chipotles. GOOD JOB!

  8. They look awesome..and I think I will be adding them to my cookie plate this year..with maybe an espress o glaze.
    Thanks for checking out Kettle and Cup!

  9. Emiline, these look so sweet and nicely set... mmmmmmm.
    Good luck in the Joust!

  10. Julie- Those peppers can be intense, with the smoke. My sister, Kristin, could give you a good recipe that uses habaneros.
    ;) Love ya Kris!

    Jenny- Thanks! The chocolate/cherry/chili candy bar sounds good. I've been kind of intriqued with cherries lately.

    Sue- Thanks! I try not to wimp out.

    Marye- These would spark some conversation, if you put them on a cookie plate...

    Nuria- Thank you! You too!

  11. Good luck with the joust! The biscuits look great!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  12. i love the chocolate/heat combination. good luck! i really like the blog and am totally jealous of your baking prowess.

  13. These look amazing...I'm always looking for unique cookies to bring to work (have to wow the co-workers), and these look phenomenal!

  14. for me you are the winner! those bizcochitos looks definitely good! love the way you concocted this recipe...and the shape they are so cute!! would love to taste them :-)

  15. What a creative recipe!! They look delicious!

  16. Thanks everyone for your comments. I got to visit some new blogs, which I enjoyed.

    Did anyone notice the moose's leg is missing?

    Also, I'm losing with the contest. Oh well.

  17. Lovely! I love chocolate with spicy. Congrats on your win as well :)