Guatemalan Icebox Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Papagayita

Guatemalan recipe using cayenne pepper, chocolate, cinnamon, and black pepper to make some seriously good cookies

Top Review by patgary0925

I made these for my extended family ages 4-73 and even the younger children liked these cookies with the rich chocolate flavor infused with the wonderful spices. The recipe is spot on and were delicious! I am ready to bake another batch for my immediate family!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix egg, vanilla and sugar on medium speed until mixture is white and creamy.
  2. Using cold butter, cut into small pieces and add to mixture stirring well.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add to egg/sugar/butter mixture being careful to not over mix.
  4. Make half of mixture into 8 inch log on wax paper and roll paper around it. repeat with other half of mixture. place in freezer for at least 4 hours, ideally 8 hours.
  5. Remove from freezer, preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Slice into 1/4 inch thick rounds.
  7. Place on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
  8. Bake at 350°F for 8-12 minutes or until small cracks appear on tops. Should have between 2-3 dozen cookies, depending on thickness.

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