Caliente Snickerdoodles


Submitted by: Deborah Juarez 1st Place Adult Drop Cookie




All-purpose flour 7 oz

Baking powder 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon, grounded 1 tsp

ginger, grounded 1/2 tsp

Pecans, ground 1/2 c

Unsalted butter, room temperature 4 oz

Granulated sugar 3 oz

Light brown sugar 4 oz

Eggs 2

Dark walnut extract 1 tsp

Salt 1/2 tsp

Hydrated chili powder 1 Tbsp

HYDRATED CHILI POWDER: Water 4 fl oz,  Chili powder 1 oz


Granulated sugar 2 oz

Cinnamon, ground 1/2 tsp

Ginger, ground 1/2 tsp

Chili powder 1 tsp

1. Preheat oven at 350 F. 2. Hydrate chili powder, boil on a small sauce pan the chili powder and water. Reduce by 3/4, until a paste forms. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. 3. To make dough mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and ground pecans in a bowl. Set aside. 4. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then add the dark walnut extract and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture. Add the tablespoon of hydrated chili powder and mix until well combined. 5. Combine the sugar, ginger, cinnamon, chili powder in a large bowl. Using a #30 portion scoop, drop the dough in 1-ounce mounds in the mixture. Coat the pieces of dough in the sugar mixture, and place on paper-lined sheet pan. Flatten the dough using the bottom of a cup to 1/2 inch. 6. Bake at 350 F until golden brown but still moist, approximately 9 to 12 minutes.



Photography by: A Table Full of Joy


  1. Mary Anne

    While the pictures, that accompany this recipe, look like snickerdoodles, the recipe doesn’t seem like a snickerdoodle, or a drop cookie. It seems more like a pecan pie bar cookie. Was a mistake made?

    • Jennifer Kosnick Hart

      Hi Mary Anne, Thank you for noticing the error. You are exactly correct, I went ahead an fixed it. Thank you and hope to see you this year! Our competition is March 8th!


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