I sent a bunch of my El Paso-inspired Chocolate & Chipotle (Holy Hole!) Cookies to Evelyn and her students. I have to admit that I was really nervous about how they’d grade my homework. It looks like I did OK. But this El Paso audience definitely likes a heavy hand when it comes to the heat!
Thank you all for being my real-life cookie tasters! It was very useful to hear your feedback. In fact, I'm going to continue tweaking this El Paso-inspired cookie so that the heat and smoke of the chipotle really shine through. For the final, cookbook-ready recipe, I'm thinking of cutting back on the cinnamon, increasing the chiptole a little (aye caramba!), and maybe even adding pecans for some crunch.