Chili & Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies
Whenever the weather starts to turn colder I seem to crave chocolate and spice - that's what gave me the idea of combining cocoa, chocolate & chili!!! There's a little bit of a delayed spice reaction but this cookie will warm you up from the inside out.
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1(+) teaspoon chili powder (this is an Indian red chili powder - do NOT use the kind of chili powder that you use for making Chili - if you don't have the Indian type of chili powder then substitute ground cayenne pepper) (also, you may add more than 1 teaspoon if you really like spice)
Optional - 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds or even macadamia)
In a large mixing bowl & with an electric mixer - cream together both sugars & the butter until slightly fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla - mix just until combined. Now by hand with a wooden spoon mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & chili powder and stir until combined. Finally, stir in the chocolate chips (& nuts if you are adding them).
Drop by teaspoonful on a parchment lined cookie sheet & bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes (or until desired doneness is achieved).
Cool on a drying rack, serve & ENJOY!
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Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog last week at mamas*little*treasures . . . . this is the first opportunity I've had to get out and about and visit other bloggers, so I wanted to come on over and let you know how much I appreciate you stopping by. I don't know if you found me through the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner, but if not, please join us this week. I'm one of the co-hostesses so you can link up directly through my blog. These cookies look very interesting ;o) bet they are yummy! I'm not much of a cook or baker, but these definitely look like a fun recipe to try. Hope to connect with you again soon! Nina @ mamas*little*treasuresReplyDelete
This actually sounds really good! I like both flavors, and I think I'll give the recipe a try. :)ReplyDelete
Wow, I never imagined this sort of combination. It's so interesting how flavors can be so distinctly wrong if we don't have the right ones- I'm thinking of your note about using specifically the Indian chili powder. These sound really great and I love me some chocolate! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Creative Style Linkup! :)ReplyDelete
Hello sweet lady! This looks incredible. Pinned. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love partying with you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls