Spicy "Mole" Cookies

By Cade
November 29, 2011
Spicy "Mole" Cookies

Author Notes: Mole sauce makes anything happier - even cookies. The hint of coffee, the depth of ancho, the heat of habanero and two different chocolates make this cookie something special. If I make them for myself, I add more heat. Most spices can be bought in tiny amounts at health food stores so it doesn't break your bank. Cade

Makes: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 large bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 small bag milk chocolate chips
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon habanero powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 small bag chopped almonds OR walnuts
In This Recipe


  1. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Add spices and coffee and whisk to blend.
  2. Cream butter and both sugars. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla and blend well.
  3. Add flour spice mixture gradually to butter mixture. Mix well by hand. Add chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 375. Let cool completely if you can.

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