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Mexican Chocolate Cinnamon Cookies - Zack Hirt

Zack Hirt has been a chef at Crave for several years, and is the owner of the soon-to-open Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar in Akron.

 

I got this recipe from my sister Jen, but I put a little Nuevo twist on it.

 

MEXICAN CHOCOLATE CINNAMON COOKIES

1½ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup cocoa powder

¾ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. kosher salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

Pinch of cayenne pepper

½ cup butter, softened

⅔ cup dark brown sugar

½ cup honey

1½ cups mini chocolate chips

¾ cup chopped pecans

Granulated sugar, for rolling

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cayenne in a bowl.

In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Add honey and beat. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts.

Roll into 1-inch balls and roll in the sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen.



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