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.

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.

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

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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.

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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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