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!
I used red chile powder instead of black pepper and I was incredibly generous with the cinnamon. My mix was a little thin and the first pan of cookies came out super thin and crunchy, so I added some extra flour to the rest of the batter for more substantial cookies. Yum!
Awesome! Have made these many times before, Be sure to use good quality dark chocolate like Lindt with high coco content-really makes a difference