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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

When you're in my line of work, you make a lot of sweets and it can be hard to keep track of them all. It has its upsides—there's something kind of fun about stumbling upon a recipe that I made and loved...and forgot about. These cookies, which I created for a Cinco de Mayo party a few years ago, are a prime example.

These cookies pay homage to the spicy-sweet flavors found in mole. Ancho chile powder adds a subtle, smoky heat that deepens the flavor of the chocolate. With a sprinkling of powdered sugar these fudgy chocolate coins are sure to be a hit (on Cinco de Mayo or any other day).

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