Here’s an unusual  little cookie that will have you swooning with delight. A cookie with black and red  pepper!  Bittersweet chocolate mellows the ground peppers’ heat.  A little sprinkle of Malden salt to finish and your taste buds will  do a Mexican Hat Dance with delight.

: cookies
Cuisine: baking
: 32
These cookies with bittersweet chocolate that mellows the ground peppers' heat are absolutely addictive.
  • 5 ounces bittersweet (60 percent cacao) chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3.4 ounces all-purpose flour (about ¾ cup)
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1¼ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Malden salt - or coarse sea salt flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt chocolate in a small bowl set in a saute pan of warm water over low heat, and cool to room temperature.
  3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
  4. Combine flour , cinnamon, baking powder, salt and peppers and combine well with a whisk.
  5. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
  6. Add egg; beat well.
  7. Add cooled chocolate and vanilla and beat just until blended.
  8. Add flour mixture and beat just until blended.
  9. Chill cookie dough overnight.
  10. Fifteen minutes before baking remove from the fridge.
  11. Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper
  12. Bake at 350F. for 10 minutes or until ALMOST set.
  13. Remove from oven and cool on pans 2 minutes or until set.
  14. Remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
  15. Sprinkle with a little Malden salt or
  16. Dust with a little powdered sugar to serve.
  17. Yield - 32 cookies


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