Spicy Chocolate Cookies

Better late than.....oh you get the idea. It's been busy around here but I did managed to make some cookies for our 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies! This is week 4! Love these.  
5 oz bittersweet choc (60%) chopped up
3/4 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
dash of black pepper
dash of red pepper
1 1/4 c sugar
1/4 c butter, softened
1 lg egg
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350º. Melt chocolate in small glass bowl on high for about 1 minute or until almost melted, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
Combine flour and soft butter in a large bowl and beat on medium speed until well blended. Now add egg to flour mix and beat well, next add your cooled chocolate and vanilla until everything is blended.
Drop dough by leveled tbsp-fuls about 2" apart on sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in 350º oven for 12 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven and cool for about 2 minutes until set. Remove to cool completely on wire racks.
I wanted some color and spice to finish them off, so I made a little icing to pop in the middle.
confectioners sugar
dash of cinnamon
dash of ground red pepper
a couple of tablespoons of milk
red food coloring
Mix everything until you get the consistency you want for icing. Drizzle it on or pipe a big round circle on them. They were perfect.

Week 4 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


Erin said…
Sweet with a twang. They sound great!!!
Sportsgirl said…
I love the red in the center! I've made two spicy cookies so far in the first few weeks. One with pepper like yours and the other with chili. Spices really make recipes I think!
Steph said…
Erin has it right, sweet with a tang. And the red icing really does make it pop!!!

You've got a new follower...I started a baking meme last week and would love for you to link up! :)

Sue said…
Love the red polka dot in the middle to give a little hint as to what's in the cookie! Your cookies look great!
Lisa said…
These sound so good. I love it when chocolate cookies have a kick to them.
Zoe said…
cookies with a little twist...I like that! I counting my baking days to christmas too...love your blog and would love to follow your updates :D
Cinnamon and chocolate ... perfection!!
Avril said…
Oh goodie! - there you are Mickey! I was thinking you must be busy busy with other things since you had yet to post one of your marvelous cookie recipes for the 12 Wks of Xmas Cookies. :-)

GREAT cookies you have shared!!!

Happy Monday!
~avril :-)
Jamie said…
Spice in chocolate is a good combination. I bet these had a great flavor.