Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Cocoa-Ancho Chile Cookies

These Cocoa-Ancho Chile Cookies were going to be my 'We Should Cocoa' entry for this month, but no-one could taste the chili, so I'm going to have to rethink this one.

However, they fit into my 'spice' theme for October and have cocoa in them, so this post will be in celebration of Chocolate Week, which runs from the 10th - 16th October.

The cookies were pleasant enough to eat and the coating of lime-flavoured sugar gave them a bit of zing, but I wasn't very happy with them, as the recipe didn't work very well, and the amount of spice stipulated wasn't enough to flavour them very strongly - as I said, no-one could taste the chili and Hubs just about picked up the cinnamon!

The cookie dough was very slack when made following the recipe, and even after mixing in another tablespoon of flour it was still very soft. I had to refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes before I could handle it at all, and it was still very sticky. I thought I was making the balls of dough the correct size, but only got 18 out of the mixture instead of 30 - I guess that's the consequence of not having any scoops!

7 comments:

C said...

A pity that they weren't strongly spiced enough for you - it's very difficult to judge when making a recipe for the first time, and you can't really taste as you go along!

I like the idea of combining the spices with the chilli and lime, would you revisit the recipe and amend it or isn't it worth it?

celia said...

Suelle, they certainly look pretty! I love the green flecks..

Suelle said...

C - I think the chilli, chocolate and lime combination is worth exploring further, but I think I'd find a different basic cookie recipe - this one had too many flaws.

Thank you, Celia!

Baking Addict said...

It is a shame you can't taste all the spices. It definitely looks pretty - quite Christmassy in fact :)

Phil in the Kitchen said...

Sorry these didn't quite work. I love the idea of them, especially the lime sugar topping.

snowy said...

They look good and are a great size. What a shame the spices didn't come through.

Chele said...

Check out the size of those bad boys!!! Defo a treat with a cuppa ;0)