Chipotle Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

makes 4 dozen

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2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

3/8 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder, depending on taste

1 1/2 sticks butter, softened

1cup brown sugar

2 large eggs, at room temperature

Zest of one orange

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

12 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, chipotle and salt to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine; set aside.

Add softened butter and sugars to the bowl of your Cuisinart Stand Mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until fluffy. Adds eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest. Beat until fluffy well blended.

Add flour mixture and mix until dough is just combined and there is no visible flour remaining. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet (I use silicon liners) . Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are golden. Remove from oven and let stand on sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to three days.