Looking for a unique dessert recipe? These spicy chocolate cookies are a simple and delightful treat to enjoy around the holiday season!

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

Assemble your ingredients for the spicy chocolate cookies: flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.

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
 

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until creamy.

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

Add egg and vanilla to brown sugar mixture.

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

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cayenne.

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

Add flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/4 cup at a time until combined.

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

Place mixed dough on wax paper and form into a cylinder about 10 inches long and wrap with plastic.

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.

Cut cookie dough into slices.

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.

Dip cooled cookies into melted chocolate and add sugar.

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.

Serve spicy chocolate cookies with a glass of warm hot cocoa.

 

Spicy Chocolate Cookies

These cookies combine chocolate and a little heat. They are the prefect treat to add to your holiday baking list.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Spicy Chocolate Cookies
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 45 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 24 people

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl; beat butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Then add egg and vanilla and beat on high until mixture is airy.
  3. In another bowl: mix together the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cayenne.
  4. Add flour mixture into the butter mixture about 1/4 cup at a time until all flour is mixed in.
  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.
  6. 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.
  7. Bake for 10 -12 minutes, then let cool on cookie sheet then continue to let cool on wire rack.

Recipe Notes

I added a drizzle of melted chocolate and coarse sugar to cookies once cooled. To make them a bit more holiday special.

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Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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