1Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Makes 36 cookies
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Melt 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate in microwave safe bowl; set aside. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In large bowl beat butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugars, cocoa powder and chipotle peppers and mix until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs, vanilla and water. Beat until combined, about 30 seconds. Add slightly cooled melted chocolate and evenly mix again. Add the flour mixture, mix well. Add the chips and mix briefly. Refrigerate the dough in the bowl until cool and fudge-like, but not solid, for about 1 hour. You can use an ice cream scoop to create large, even sized cookies. Press the tops of the cookie dough-balls into the sugar, and then top with 2 to 3 pieces of dark chocolate chips. Place onto baking sheets, allowing space for the cookies to spread. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven when they are still a little underdone. Cool and enjoy.