Easy Chili Powder Pecan Crackles Cookies

Chili powder and pecan crackles cookies are so easy because they start with Devil's Food Cake mix.

Chipotle chili powder, an unexpected but delicious match with chocolate, is the surprise ingredient that transforms regular chocolate devil's food cake mix into flavorful cookies with a nutty and crunchy texture.

You will find that chili powder is mostly made from chili peppers, but it's also blended with other spices like garlic powder, cumin, oregano and salt, so it's probably not as spicy as you might think.

The Chipotle Chili Powder used in this easy cookie recipe will add an intriguingly smoky flavor.

Chili powder is usually reddish-brown color and offers hints of fig, chocolate and plum - and complements the chocolate cake mix nicely.

Chili Powder Pecan Crackles Cookies

Chili Powder Pecan Crackles Cookies

Easy Chili Powder Pecan Crackles Cookies Recipe

  • 1 (9-ounce) package devil's food cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl stir together cake mix, cocoa powder, chipotle chili powder, egg and butter until moistened (dough will be stiff).
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  4. Place milk in a shallow dish.
  5. Dip balls in milk, then roll in nuts to coat.
  6. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or just tops are crackled.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute and then transfer cookies to wire rack and cool completely.

Makes about 20 Chili Powder Pecan Crackles.

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