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RECIPE: Cocoa-Ancho Chile Cookies

Lime zest pinch ancho chile powder perk up these cookies Nestle Kitchens recipe.

Lime zest and a pinch of ancho chile powder perk up these cookies, a Nestle Kitchens recipe.

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Updated: December 17, 2011 8:01AM


¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

Finely grated peel from 1 lime

1¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup baking cocoa

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ancho chile powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In shallow dish, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and lime peel; stir well. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon, ancho chile powder, baking soda and salt; stir well.

In large mixer bowl, beat butter and remaining ¾ cup sugar until creamy. Beat in egg. Beat in flour mixture. Scoop dough by level tablespoon, then roll into balls. Place balls in shallow dish with sugar-lime mixture; swirl to coat. Place balls on ungreased baking sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 6 to 9 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Nutrition facts per cookie: 76 calories, 3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrates, 6 g sugars, 1 g protein, 33 mg sodium, 1 g fiber

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