Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

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A new twist on an old favorite; chocolate snickerdoodles flavored with ancho chili powder and rolled in a sugar, cinnamon and chili powder mixture for added spice

  • PAM® Baking Spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 envelopes (0.96 oz each) Swiss Miss® Simply Cocoa Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray baking sheets with baking spray.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa, 1 teaspoon chili powder, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in small bowl; set aside. Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until blended. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined.
  3. Stir together 2 tablespoons sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar mixture and place on baking sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until just set. Let cool 1 minute then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Diana December 16, 2016

While trying to make this recipe not all of the ingredients are listed. The directions include salt, but it's not listed in the ingredients. I found a slightly different recipe that includes 1/4 t salt, which is typical. It needs to be added to the list of ingredients for this recipe. I liked the cookies, but thought the cayenne was just a bit more heat than I would have liked. It's personal taste. I definitely prefer the ancho for this recipe (others use cayenne). I didn't give 5 stars because of the missing salt ingredient.

LN Cupon December 04, 2016

Anne, take another look at the ingredient list. Flour is the 2nd item listed :)

Anne November 30, 2016

I didn't see flour in the list of ingredients but when combining the ingredients it states mix flour if flour is suppose to be in this how much?