Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chili & Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies #Recipe - SPICY

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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.
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3/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
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).

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Cool on a drying rack, serve & ENJOY!

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  1. 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*treasures

  2. This actually sounds really good! I like both flavors, and I think I'll give the recipe a try. :)

  3. 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! :)

  4. 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!
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls


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