Bottger Mansion Chocolate Chip Cookies have always been our guests’ favorite. Kathy developed this recipe and has kept it a closely-held secret until now. We could all use some special cookie goodness! Of course, we’d like to share them with guests in person, so why don’t you come stay at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast?
Make cookie dough and freeze it to have on hand
Cookie dough is great to have in the freezer, ready to bake when guests are coming or you just need some homemade cookies! Scooped cookie dough works best, so we focus on flavor rather than fancy decorated cookies or bars that need to be refrigerated. Make the cookie dough, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, scoop the dough onto the baking sheets and freeze. When completely frozen, remove from the parchment paper and store in a ziplock freezer bag in the freezer. Fold up the parchment paper and put it in the bag as well–you can use it to bake the first batch!
Bottger Mansion Chocolate Chip Cookies–chipotle chile is required!
If you really can’t handle the chile, you can leave it out and still have fantastic cookies. But for authentic Bottger Mansion Chocolate Chip Cookies, it has to have the chile. Chocolate and chile are a classic combination in the southwest and Mexico, and it works well in a lot of things. The nuts are optional. Pine nuts are great if you have access to them and lend a special smokiness to the cookies. Pecans also work very well.
Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce can be found in the Mexican foods aisle of many grocery stores. If your store doesn’t carry it, you can order it online at Amazon. While there are many brands, we prefer Embasa.
You’ll have chipotle chile to use in many recipes
If you’re a chile lover, you’ll find yourself using it in all kinds of dishes. Once you have the chipotle chile already prepared and portioned in the freezer, it’s easy to spice things up. Our New Mexico Spaghetti Sauce uses chipotle chile and takes it to a whole new level.