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Spicy "Mole" Cookies

November 29, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 2 dozen 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

What You'll Need
  • 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
  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.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Jorge d'Argence
    Jorge d'Argence
  • inpatskitchen
  • Cade

4 Reviews

Cade March 11, 2013
Jorge, you might try upping them. I too have this problem because I like spice. I tend to under-spice these if serving them to guests, but for myself, I would do as you do and perhaps double the amounts.
Jorge D. March 11, 2013
Tried this recipe this weekend and found the spices to be pretty much non-existant. The cookies were delicious, so it's possible the spices helped bring out the chocolate flavor. I need to try them again with double the amount of spices.

I also ommited the milk chocolate chips since I didn't have them, but I don't think this would have made the cookies more Mole-like.
Cade November 29, 2011
Yes, it's the standard toll house cookie, with spices basically. Just a nicely formed tablespoon, or if you like bigger tollhouses, you can roll into larger balls. Glad you liked it!
inpatskitchen November 29, 2011
This sounds wonderful!! Is it a drop cookie and if so how big should the spoonfuls be?