Prep 40 mins
Cook 8 mins
This spicy cookie recipe came from Better Homes & Gardens. Black pepper & cayenne IN A COOKIE!? Oh yeah!
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- medium-grind black pepper
- 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- With an electric mixer on medium beat butter.
- Add sugar, baking powder, ground chili, the 1/2 tsp finely ground pepper, ginger, clove, cinnamon, and cayenne.
- Beat until combined.
- Add egg and milk. Mix well.
- Beat in as much flour as possible, stir in remaining flour. If necessary knead dough to blend.
- Shape dough into a ball and divide in half. Shape each into a 6 1/2-inch long roll. Wrap in plastic and chill 4 to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices.
- Place 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle with medium ground pepper.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes until edges are golden.
- Melt chocolate and shortening in a small sauce pan on low. Dip slightly cooled cookies half way into chocolate, let set on waxed paper.
Just the right amount of spice to make the cookies tasty, interesting, and different, without overwhelming the sweetness of the chocolate. I'll be making this one again!
These were a huge hit! First of all, they're fun to make, grinding pepper right on top of cookies! The flavor is also unexpected and leaves a lot of people wondering what's in them. It's fun to tell people that the cookies have black pepper & cayenne in them. I really loved these and will make them again! I used Ghiradelli bittersweet chocolate and ancho chile powder.
This is a quick and easy recipe for someone who wants a unique flavored cookie. I've made them a couple of times and switched up the spice amounts to change the taste each time just to be a little different. The only advice I have is to make sure you take them out of the oven after 8 or 9 minutes even if they don't seem done because they will get way too crispy otherwise. Thanks for the recipe!