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Chocolate Crackled Cookies

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Courtesy of McCormick® Gourmet Collection

Yield: Makes 3-1/2 dozen cookies, 21 (2 cookie) servings

Decadent chocolate chunk cookies with a hint of smoky heat from the Ancho Chile Pepper will please the most refined palates.


Nutritional Information

      Nutritional Sample Size 2 cookies
      Calories (kcal) : 155
      Fat Calories (kcal): 7
      Cholesterol (mg): 26
      Sodium (mg): 62
      Carbohydrates (g): 21
      Fiber (g): 1
      Protein (g): 2


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Melt 8 oz. of the chocolate as directed on package. Set aside. Coarsely chop remaining 4 oz. chocolate. Mix flour, roasted cinnamon, ancho chile pepper, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add melted chocolate; beat until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chopped chocolate. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons or medium cookie scoop 1-1/2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake about 10 minutes or just until cookies are set and slightly cracked on top. Transfer cookies on parchment paper to wire rack; cool completely.

for Roasted Ginger Chocolate Crackled Cookies: Prepare cookies as directed using 8 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted, and 4 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate, chopped. Use McCormick® Gourmet Collection Roasted Ground Ginger in place of the Saigon Cinnamon.


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  • McBeth | 02/24/2016

    Our favorite cookie. I add more cinnamon and use whatever chocolate chips I have in the pantry. It doesn't matter what combination of sweet, bittersweet you use - You will love them. They keep in the freezer and we microwave to warm up.

  • cbwflag | 12/05/2015

    Because it requires melting chocolate, this recipe takes a little more work than some drop cookies, but is SO worth the time and effort! The Saigon cinnamon and ancho chile powder adds a wonderful hint of spiciness. We live in the Southwest and these are a PERFECT holiday cookie. I'm baking for a cookie exchange and gave my husband a stack of recipes and asked him to choose one for me to make. He chose this one and after giving him a taste of a cookie, he asked me if I could bake something else to give away and keep these for us!

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