Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This was posted in our local newspaper, The Wenatchee World. A little change of pace and different from the every day chocolate chip cookie.
- 1 cup flour
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 lb dark chocolate, chopped coarse
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Whisk together four, cocoa powder, cinnamon, soda, salt & pepper. Set aside. In double boiler, melt together chopped chocolate & butter.** Let cool slightly.
- In mixer, combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and chocolate mixture. Beat on medium until combined. On low, gradually add dry ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Use 1 1/2" cookie scoop. Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Bake on parchment lined sheets, 2" apart, at 325°F for about 15 minutes. They should look flat with cracked surfaces but soft in texture. Let cool on the parchment on wire racks. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- ** If melting in microwave, do it gradually, being careful not to let it get too hot.
Oh my god, these are the best cookies. You wouldn't think so with the black pepper, but it's not enough to notice. You can just get a little hint of something there that zings. Try these. I first cooked these in '06. Awesome.
I made these today for a Cinco de Mayo party we hosted. They were awesome, and everyone commented on how delicious they were. Definitely will make them again. I used cayenne pepper instead of the black pepper.
I used the Lindt chocolate with chile pepper in it and they were FABULOUS. Rich, sophisticated, yummy!