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1 Dozen Spicy Chocolate Cookies

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Soft chocolate cookies with a little heat to ‘em. Be careful, sweet heat is addictive!

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, At Room Temperature
  • ¼ cups Shortening
  • ½ cups 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 whole Large Egg Yolk
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • ½ cups 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Instant Espresso Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. In a medium bowl cream together with an electric mixer the butter, shortening and sugar. Beat this mixture very well, for 1 full minute. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until just combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients. Add this mixture in 2 batches to the butter mixture, beating until just combined.

Using a teaspoon scoop, measure 2 teaspoons of dough into your hand. Roll into a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 11–12 minutes if you want your cookies fudgy in the middle. They will just be beginning to crack. Bake about 1 minute longer if you like your cookies firmer. Let cool on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy!

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rnfroehlich on 3.30.2011

I love this recipe, but where does the heat come from? Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle on 3.17.2011

These sound incredible! I love heat with my chocolate!

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kulichka on 11.28.2011

Delicious! My husband and I eat everything spicy.. so a spicy cookie was absolutely perfect for us! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while and finally found it! Thanks :)

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