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Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

There’s just something wonderful about a dessert that combines sweet and spicy! This cookie recipe strikes the perfect balance. They make a great accompaniment to a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite coffee.

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Since they have a hint of spice and are a little more dense then your average cookie they are the perfect cookie for adults. So bake up a batch for your child’s teacher, the neighbors, or your boss.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Here is what you need:

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 1: In a large bowl; beat butter and sugar until creamy.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 2: Then add egg and vanilla and beat on high until mixture is airy.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 3: In another bowl: mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cayenne.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 4: Add flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/4 cup at a time until all flour is mixed in.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 5: Place mixed dough on wax paper and form into a cylinder about 10 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 45 minutes or freeze until needed.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 7: Preheat oven to 375 degrees; unwrap dough and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper about an inch apart.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Step 9: Bake for 10 -12 minutes, then let cool on cookie sheet then continue to let cool on wire rack. I added a drizzle of melted chocolate and coarse sugar to cookies once cooled. To make them a bit more holiday special.

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

Spicy Chocolate Cookies⎢Unique Dessert Recipes⎢Sweet and Spicy⎢Food Made Simple⎢Balanced Flavors

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