Bottger Mansion Chocolate Chip Cookies–our favorite!

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.

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Bottger Mansion Chocolate Chip Cookies
recipe by the Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast
Bottger Mansion chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Bottger Mansion chocolate chip cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter at high speed. Reduce speed; add sugars and vanilla and mix well. Add the oil, cocoa eggs and chile and mix well.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; stir into the butter mixture and blend well. Add the oats, chocolate chips and nuts. Stir until combined.
  4. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, scoop about 1 Tablespoon of dough for each cookie (I use a #40 scoop) about 2 inches apart. Bake for 7 minutes. Turn the cookie sheets around; if using several baking sheets at one time, switch the cookie sheets from one rack to the other. This evens out the baking temperature in the oven. Bake another 7-8 minutes. Remove from the oven--the cookies will be soft but will firm up when cool. Don't over-bake or they will burn on the bottom.
  5. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove from baking sheets and cool completely.
  6. NOTE: These cookies freeze well as dough balls so you can have fresh-baked cookies in just a few minutes. They also freeze well after being baked. Store in Ziplock freezer bags.
Chipotle Chile
  1. Chipotle chile in adobo sauce can be found in the Mexican food section of most grocery stores, generally in 6-ounce cans. Since I don't use very much at a time and don't want to waste this great ingredient, I put the chilies with all of the adobo sauce into a blender and puree it. (A Vitamix blender takes care of any skins and seeds. If you don't have a Vitamix, you might want to use a food mill or strainer.)
  2. Scoop pureed chipotle chile in 1 Tablespoon scoops into an ice cube tray and freeze. (You could also just scoop into mounds on a plate and freeze them.) Remove from the tray and store in a freezer bag. Note that it will stain your ice cube tray red!
Recipe Notes

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