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"HOT" Chocolate Cookies

Cayenne and black pepper add a gentle heat to these chocolate cookies.

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15
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup cocoa

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Beat with an electric mixer: 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar Add and mix completely: 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Sift together, then add and mix just until completely incorporated: 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite cookie cutters; then transfer the cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until the surface of the cookies looks completely dry and set. Let the cookies cool slightly on the sheets; then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with melted chocolate before serving.

RECIPE FACTS

Servings: 15

Nutritional information per serving

No nutrition information available

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