Spicy Chocolate Cookies

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2 dozen cookies Easy
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Ingredients (8)

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a big pinch of finely ground black pepper
  • a big pinch of cayenne
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)


Reminiscent of a spiced Mexican hot chocolate and with relatively few ingredients and very few steps, these cookies are easy, quick, delicious and have a unique heat. Plus they’re egg-free so you can eat the dough with no worries.


  1. 1Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl with your hands for 5 minutes
  3. 3Place the dough over a sheet of wax paper, and use the paper to roll the dough into a log
  4. 4Unroll the wax paper, and cut off 1/4" pieces of dough with a knife
  5. 5Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then turn them over and cook for another 5 minutes
  6. 6Cool and serve
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