Spicy Chocolate Cookies – chewy cookies with cocoa powder and pepper! Perfect sweet and spicy balance!
SPICY CHOCOLATE COOKIES
Chocolate cookies with a kick. Trust me, these are crazy good! Chewy and soft. Kept in a cookie jar, they stay that way for at least three days. If they last that long, that is. 🙂 The sweet chocolate flavor is followed by the spicy pepper. Perfect sweet and spicy balance! They will make a fabulous pair with a cup of hot chocolate or peppermint tea. Turn on your favorite Christmas movie on and enjoy this season! That’s my plans, anyway. 🙂
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SPICY CHOCOLATE COOKIES RECIPE:
- 8 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 3 oz . unsweetened coca powder 1/4 c + 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground red pepper
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, aluminum foil or silpat. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and ground red pepper ).
To the butter mixture, add egg, egg yolk and vanilla and beat to combine.
Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Do not overmix.
Scoop the dough onto prepared sheet, spacing them 2" apart from each other.
Bake 8 to 9 minutes. Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, transfer to a cooling rack.