Chocolate Cookies With A (Cayenne!) Kick!

26 Aug

I just want to go on record as saying I think that the cookie may in fact be the best baked good ever invented. I mean, it’s handheld, portable, they freeze well, go great with milk, and they can be made into like 765,453 different varieties – so what’s not to love, right?

One of my BFF’s is pretty into baking too, and when I first heard about these Double Chocolate Cayenne Cookies, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Cayenne powder? In cookies? Nah, that can’t be good, right?

Oh, how WRONG I was! These are simply amazing – you get the chocolate cookie and chocolate chip flavor right away, and after a few seconds, you get this slight kick of heat from the cayenne powder. It’s not “spicy” or overpowering at all, it’s just this amazing extra layer of flavor that really adds to the overall taste and takes these bad boys to the next level!

Cayenne Chocolate Cookies
Ingredients
o 1 cup butter
o 1 cup sugar
o 1 cup brown sugar
o 2 eggs
o 2 cups flour
o 1 cup cocoa powder
o 1 teaspoon baking soda
o 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
o 1/2 teaspoon salt
o 1 cup chocolate chips
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Cream butter and both sugars until fluffy.
3. Add eggs and blend well.
4. Add cayenne, cocoa, baking soda and salt and blend very well. It’s important to blend this stage completely so that heat is evenly distributed.
5. Add flour and blend.
6. Fold in chips.
7. Refrigerate for one hour.
8. Drop teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
9. Bake 10-12 minutes
Makes about 4 dozen cookies

CayenneCookie

What’s great about these is not only are they easy to make, but you likely have all of the ingredients on hand already, so they are convenient too!
If you’re a cookie lover like me, then I highly suggest you try these out. If you like the idea of chocolate and chocolate but not the cayenne, then you can give my Double Chocolate Cookies a try instead!

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One Response to “Chocolate Cookies With A (Cayenne!) Kick!”

  1. Life is Short. Eat Hard! August 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Adding the cayenne is perfect – chili and chocolate are so good together!

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