New Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


New Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Spicy and Sweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with a New Mexican Twist

In the vibrant and flavorful world of New Mexican cuisine, we have taken the classic American chocolate chip cookie and given it a spicy twist. These cookies combine the rich sweetness of chocolate with the warmth of New Mexican spices, creating a unique and delicious treat that will transport your taste buds to the Southwest.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10-12 minutes

25-27 minutes

This recipe makes approximately 24 cookies


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Halal, Kosher

Wheat (gluten), Dairy (butter), Eggs

Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, Low-carb


While the original American chocolate chip cookie is known for its soft and chewy texture, our New Mexican version adds a touch of heat and a hint of smokiness. We incorporate traditional New Mexican spices like cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chipotle powder to give these cookies a bold and exciting flavor profile. We alse have the original recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 180 kcal / 753 kJ
  • Fat: 9g (5g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 24g (16g sugars)
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 0.2g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2.
    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. 3.
    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. 4.
    In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and chipotle powder.
  5. 5.
    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. 6.
    Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  7. 7.
    Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  8. 8.
    Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. 9.
    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chocolate chips — Use high-quality chocolate chips for the best flavor and texture.
  • New Mexican spices — Adjust the amount of cayenne pepper and chipotle powder according to your spice preference. Start with the suggested amounts and add more if desired.
  • Butter — Make sure the butter is softened to room temperature for easy creaming with the sugars.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra kick of heat, sprinkle a pinch of cayenne pepper on top of each cookie before baking.
  • If you prefer a milder spice level, reduce the amount of cayenne pepper and chipotle powder.
  • These cookies are best enjoyed warm with a glass of cold milk.
  • Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container to maintain their freshness.
  • Feel free to add chopped nuts or dried fruits to the dough for added texture and flavor.

Serving advice

Serve these New Mexican chocolate chip cookies as a delightful dessert or snack. They pair perfectly with a cup of hot chocolate or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Presentation advice

Arrange the cookies on a rustic wooden platter and sprinkle a dusting of powdered sugar over the top for an elegant touch. Serve them alongside a small bowl of cinnamon-spiced whipped cream for dipping.